I am currently a graduate student in the mathematics department at the University of Minnesota where my thesis work is in the field of dynamical systems, which is the study of how systems evolve in time. My thesis concerns applications to both planetary motion and climate. Specifically, I study how changes in the motion of a planet can lead to changes in the planet’s temperature. This involves working with energy balance models and the classical methods of celestial mechanics. Outside of academics, I enjoy traveling, cooking, dancing, and the Philadelphia 76ers. I am an avid drinker of coffee and consumer of ice cream.