I am an observational astronomer. I work mostly on the detection and characterization of exoplanets. I've worked on ground-based transit surveys such as the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT), the Hungarian Automated Telescope Network (HATNet), and the Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES). I have also been involved in space-based follow-up work, including Kepler, K2 and now mostly TESS. Most of my follow-up work uses the TRES spectrograph on the 1.5m Tillinghast Reflector Telescope and KeplerCam on the 1.2m telescope both located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) on Mt. Hopkins, AZ.
My recent work has been focused on characterizing warm Jupiter systems and measuring the projected spin-orbit angle by observing the spectroscopic transit of the planet. These measurements allow us to begin to infer information about the how warm Jupiter systems form and evolve.