I am an Assistant Astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. My research focuses on the physical characterization of small bodies in the Solar System. Understanding the physical properties of small bodies, as well as their distributions and variations throughout the Solar System, provides important constraints on the formation and evolution of the Solar System and its implications for life on Earth.
I am specifically interested in asteroids that unexpectedly display comet-like activity, as these bodies can provide unique clues on the origin of terrestrial water, as well as the evolution on small bodies.
Furthermore, I am interested in the development of scientific software. I have developed an automated pipeline for astrometric and photometric calibration of imaging data, and I am leading the development of a Python software package for asteroid and comet researchers.