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I specialize in studying the light-matter interactions between high powered lasers and nanoparticles. Currently, I am a National Academies of Science, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory. I hold a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. I founded of an aquaponic vertical farming course called Urban Food Lab. I am also the co-founder of a science advocacy group called March for Science NYC.