I am a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati working on the LHCb experiment. You read that correctly, there are now more US institutions at LHCb! I am based part time at CERN, and part time in Cincinnati.
I hail from Santa Fe, New Mexico and studied Physics and Music at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Aside from studying a lot in Cincinnati, I have also worked on tracking and Cherenkov Photon Detector research and development at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Right now I am interested in tracking at LHCb, GPU computing applied to particle physics analysis, and flavor physics. I am particularly interested at the moment in measurement of charge parity violation (CPV) in the charm sector of the Standard Model, making LHCb a fantastic experiment to be a part of!
In my limited spare time, I enjoy playing Field Hockey, playing the guitar and riding my bicycle up mountains. When I'm not doing that, I love curling up with my cat and listening to music.