Working with Kevin France in the Colorado Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Program
My work focuses on studying small stars with ultraviolet and X-ray space telescopes. In particular, I study the high-energy emission from exoplanet host stars. The ultraviolet and X-ray light from stars can have a significant effect on the atmospheric structure and chemistry of their planets, so stellar data in these wavelengths is a vital ingredient for understating observations of exoplanet atmospheres. I am also interested in close binary stars and white dwarfs, which can be used to trace stellar winds, measure extreme magnetic fields, and explore the fates of planetary systems after the death of their stars.