Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Ph.D. in Astronomy, 2000

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
M.S. in Astronomy, 1998

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
B.S. in Astrophysics, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, 1995

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, Illinois
Graduated 1991

Awards, Fellowships and Honors

2000, Hubble Fellowship
1999, Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship
1999, First Place, Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum (Ohio State)
1994, Outstanding Junior Physics Major (Michigan State)
1992, Graham T. Schmidt Scholarship (Michigan State)
1991, Spartan Scholar (Michigan State)

Professional Activities

Referee for Astronomy & Astrophyusics, The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Nature, and New Astronomy
External Peer Reviewer for NASA Origins of Solar Systems

Popular Press Appearances

2000, Featured in NextTV television show segment "Planet Finder"
2000, Discover Magazine, named one of "Twenty Scientists to Watch in the Next 20 Years"

Invited Colloquia, Seminars, and Talks

Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, February, 1998
Leiden Observatory, February, 1998
Space Telescope Science Institute, March, 1999
Institute for Advanced Study, October, 1999
Columbia University, October, 1999
Duke University, March, 2000
University of Pennsylvania, November, 2000
Case Western Reserve University, March, 2001
Duke University, November, 2001
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, April, 2002
Rutgers University, April, 2002
CalTech, May, 2002
OCIW, May, 2002
Ringerg Workshop on Gravitational Lenses, July, 2002
Universtiy of California Berkeley, November, 2002
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, February, 2003
Columbia Unversity, December, 2003
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March, 2004