I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Pennsylvania State University Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and affiliated with the Insitute for Gravitation and the Cosmos and the Center for Theoretical and Observational Cosmology. In 2010 I received a B.S. in Physics with an emphasis in Astrophysics from Harvey Mudd College and a M.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Pennsylvania State University in 2013. My research interests are in galaxy formation and evolution. In particular, I work with Dr. Caryl Gronwall and Prof. Robin Ciardullo exploring the physical properties of Lyman-alpha emitting galaxies. I am also part of the The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX).