I am a theoretical astrophysicist primarily interested in how galaxies form and what goes on in the circumgalactic medium. In all of my work I seek to use controlled numerical experiments in combination with analytic modeling to develop an intuitive understanding of the key physical processes controlling the problems I am studying. Since November 2018, I have been a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Center for Computational Astrophysics in the Flatiron Institute. I received my Ph.D. from UC Berkeley where I worked with Eliot Quataert. Before going to Berkeley, I studied physics and math at Johns Hopkins University. I was born in New York City and grew up nearby in the town of Montclair, NJ.