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I am a planetary scientist and Carl Sagan Institute postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cornell University Department of Astronomy.My principal scientific interest is the study of potentially habitable worlds. I have developed a revamped climate model that is used to determine which exoplanets are located within the habitable zone, which is the circular region around a star in which water could exist on the surface of a planet. I also study the habitability of worlds within our solar system and use that to inform extrasolar planet habitability.

RECENT WORK HIGHLIGHTS:

A volcanic hydrogen habitable zone
Could cirrus clouds have warmed early Mars?
Computing the habitable zones of post-main-sequence stars

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