About Me

Hi! This is my personal website mostly to have a internet foothold for certificates and such. But hey, while you're here, this is me. I am an imaging scientist at the University of Arizona. I work on a couple different planetary science missions.


After successfully sampling from asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is continuing on to a new target: asteroid Apophis. The renamed mission, OSIRIS-APEX, will perform a complete remote sensing campaign at Apophis.

I serve as the APEX Mission Instrument and Observation Scientist.

CatSat is a student designed, tested, and operated 6U cubesat. CatSat will demonstrate a new inflatable antenna technology, allowing high bandwidth transmissions from low Earth orbit.

I serve as the deputy PI for CatSat.

Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Shoemaker was a NASA mission operating around asteroid Eros between 2000 and 2001. I was the first mission to study a near Earth asteroid from orbit.

20 years after the mission, I led a project to improve the quality of the data acquired by the Multispectral Imager (MSI). MSI images were blurred by a hydrazine contamination before Eros operations.

OSIRIS-REx performed remote observations of asteroid Bennu from orbit for nearly two years, before sampling from the Nightingale site on October 20, 2020. These global observations produced many high level data products that advanced our understanding of Bennu.

I served as a data analyst for the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS) team before launch and as an Imaging Scientist in the Image Processing Working Group during Bennu proximity operations.