I am a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, where I am a member of the Remote Sensing Observers Group in the Division of Space Science and Engineering. My research focuses on the atmospheres of planets in our solar system: their chemical composition, temperature profiles and weather patterns. I work with data from both ground-based telescopes and spacecraft, and I model these observations using radiative transfer models.
I did my PhD at the University of Oxford, where I focused on 5-micron spectroscopic observations of Jupiter from both the Cassini mission and the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. I then moved to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship, where I used near-infrared images of Jupiter from the Gemini Observatory to track the cloud properties. I am now a research scientist at SwRI, where I am continuing to work with ground-based infrared data, particularly with the TEXES instrument, as well as working with ultraviolet observations of Jupiter from the UVS instrument on the Juno mission.