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I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in theoretical physics at the University of Kentucky, and an Intensity Frontier Fellow at Fermilab. I am working with Richard Hill on radiative corrections to neutrino-nucleus interactions and the Mu2e collaboration on a modern theory of radiative muon capture for their charge changing search for lepton number violation.

I am interested in particle physics phenomenology, searches for new physics, effective field theory, and emergent behavior in many-body systems. As a guiding principle, I try to study problems that are relevant for either ongoing or near-future experimental programs. More information can be found on my research interests page, and in my list of publications.

I completed my graduate education at McMaster University with an M.Sc. supervised by Itay Yavin (2015) and a Ph.D. supervised by Duncan (DHJ) O’Dell (2019). During this period I was an affiliate graduate student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo where I collaborated with Cliff Burgess, Gabriel Magill, and Maxim Pospelov.

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