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Research

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Teaching

About Me

About Me

PhD, Physics (Particle Astrophysics), Temple University, 2013

MA, Physics, Temple University, 2010

BS, Physics Education, West Chester University, 2006

With over 16 combined years of teaching and tutoring experience, I am a personable physicist and educator with over five years of experience modeling, simulating, and analyzing data using various software packages and computer programming languages. Currently, I am an ORISE postdoctoral fellow at the Transportation Security Laboratory, an astronomy adjunct professor at Rowan University, and a private tutor to high school students. Some of my awards and honors include graduate awards at Temple University: the Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Scholarship for Outstanding Physics Graduate Students. I am an active member of the Association of Women in Science, and I have volunteered for events such as the Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science (PAGES) Mini-Conference and the Science Leadership Academy Science Fair.

My research interests include topics in particle astrophysics (dark matter, neutrinos), nuclear physics (X-ray CT, radiation detection, bulk explosives detection), and STEM education (literacy and women/minorities). I have performed research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Gran Sasso National Laboratory, and the Transportation Security Laboratory and I have presented my work at National Nuclear Physics Summer School and APS April Meetings.