My research includes a diverse range of topics regarding exoplanets, including detection, characterization, and habitability. I work with various ground and space based telescopes to acquire the data for my research programs.

I am use four different methods to search for exoplanets: microlensing, transits, imaging, and radial velocities. Each of these methods are complememtary to each other in terms of the information that they yield regarding planetary systems and their sensitivity to orbital parameter-space.

The microlensing research I have performed has been mostly as a member of the PLANET collaboration. I led a search for exoplanetary transits using the WASP0 instrument and am a member of the SuperWASP consortium. I worked with data from the Exoplanet Tracker which searches for radial velocity signatures of exoplanets. I am the PI of TERMS which aims to improve current knowledge of exoplanet orbital parameters to refine transit ephemerides and monitor those stars at predicted transit times.

I work extensively on characterization topics such as orbital dynamics, reflected light from planetary atmospheres, and understanding eccentric orbits. A major focus of my work is the topic of habitability by observing the Earth as an exoplanet and comparisons with Venus. I study the extent of the Habitable Zone and track planetary orbits in the Habitable Zone Gallery.

My Ph.D. thesis is available for download, and a more extensive view of my work can be found in my publications via NASA ADS.