NSF Graduate Research Fellow 2014 - present
M.S. Astronomy, The Ohio State University, 2016
B.S. Physics, Texas A&M University, 2012
Working with Dr. Rick Pogge, I've rebuilt and recommissioned the telescope as DEMONEXT, replacing the original optical tube and mount with a PlaneWave CDK20 and Mathis Instruments MI-750/1000. I'm actively monitoring KELT exoplanet candidates and ASAS-SN supernova candidates. DEMONEXT has also monitored active galactic nuclei (AGN) and microlensing targets.
As an undergraduate I worked for Dr. Darren Depoy at Texas A&M University on various instrumentation projects including a lunar scintillometer (MooSci) to profile the ground layer turbulence profile of future site of the Giant Magellan Telescope.
I'm a member of The Ohio State University chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American Scientists (SACNAS), a member of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP), and a member of The Ohio State University-wide Council of Latino Organizations (UCLO).
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