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Welcome to my academic webpage! As of September 2021, I am a BAERI Postdoc at NASA Ames where I am working with Thomas Greene and many others on JWST Guaranteed Time Observations with the MIRI and NIRCam instruments. My focus is on the optimal reduction and decorrelation of our team's observations to provide precise measurements of exoplanetary atmospheres with a focus on planets smaller and cooler than those typically observed by Hubble or Spitzer. I am also co-leading the publication of the MIRI/LRS phase curve of WASP-43b collected as a part of The JWST Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science Program.

Previously, I was a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics at McGill University. My supervisors were Nicolas Cowan from McGill University and Pierre Bastien from Université de Montréal. My Ph.D. research focused on the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres, with a focus on ultra-hot Jupiters. Throughout my degree, I made use of data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope to study hot Jupiter atmospheres. I also dabbled with modelling the atmospheres of highly-irradiated exoplanets. One of my other projects used the newly comissioned POMM at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic to study the polarization of light reflected by known hot Jupiters.

Featured Blog Post

The Very Low Albedo of WASP-12b

A Planetary Atmosphere Acting Like a Star

An international team of researchers which I led analyzed new Hubble observations of WASP-12b to search for light reflected by the gas giant exoplanet. These observations show that little-to-no light is reflected at optical wavelengths which tells us that the planet would look as dark as fresh asphalt or charcoal, if we could take a look at it. This provides interesting insight into the atmospheric conditions of the planet's exceedingly hot dayside.
Image Credit: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon

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