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 Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory. I hold a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. I founded an aquaponic vertical farming course called Urban Food Lab. I am also the co-founder of a science advocacy non-profit called March for Science NYC.