Currently I am a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, working towards my PhD. Previously I was a navigation and mission design analyst for the NASA Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) mission that will study the phenomena of magnetic reconnection. I received my Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and my masters thesis and future research are a continuation of the work I performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on autonomous optical navigation of small bodies.
- Autonomous optical navigation, spacecraft GPS navigation, relative navigation, Monte Carlo methodology, navigation filters, orbital mechanics, formation flight, maneuver targeting, software development, teaching, psychology of decision making
- Experience with MATLAB, Fortran, C/C++, GEONS, FreeFlyer, Python, STK, GMAT, LabVIEW, Linux, Unix, GPS ToolKit, Mathematica, SolidWorks