Born and raised a Wisconsinite, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison 2005-2009, graduating with a BS in physics, math, and astronomy. My interest in radio astronomy began with several classes in Sterling Hall.
After graduating from Madison, I headed to Seattle to pursue a PhD in physics from the University of Washington. I graduated in June, 2015, and promptly got married that month back in Wisconsin. Seattle was a great city to live and work, and I hope to return there often.
In summer of 2015 I joined the Low-frequency Cosmology (LoCo) group at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). This is an interesting and exciting department to be a part of — it’s a mix of astronomers, geophysicists, and engineers. The colloquium schedule is always diverse, and it’s a ton of fun to walk around to see what people are working on.
Besides astronomy and physics, my interests include breakfast, playing with my dog, woodworking projects, and camping. I also enjoy a casual game of chess – hit me up on lichess if you want to play, username uther_pendragon.