Astronomer at the CfA on the TESS Science Team: 2018-2020

In between undergraduate and graduate school, I worked for two years as an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard and Smithsonian (CfA) with Dr. David Latham. TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is a NASA satellite that launched in April 2018. TESS searches for planets using the transit method. The transit method in exoplanet science is where we look for a periodic decrease in the light received from a distant star, due to the planet passing in front of the star relative to Earth. In working on TESS, I contributed to the science team in several ways and grew immensely as a researcher.​​ 

My work on the TESS Mission included: