I was born in a small town in Michigan, but I mostly grew up in Hong Kong, where I received my BSc in Physics (emphasis: theoretical physics). During my junior year, I studied abroad and spent a year at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and found my interest in astrophysics. I went to graduate school at UCSB and worked with Prof. Crystal Martin to study the kinematics of the cool gas in the circumgalactic medium. I received my PhD in Physics in summer 2019 (thesis: How Do Galaxies Get Their Gas?) and moved to Texas A&M University as a postdoctoral research associate (supervisor: Prof. Rob Kennicutt). Now, I am an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow (scientific advisor: Prof. Chris Churchill) at New Mexico State University, where I continue to study the circumgalactic gas flow using both observations and cosmological simulations.
Outside of astronomy, I enjoy playing violin and Go, an ancient board game invented 2500 years ago. I am also a current violinist of the New Horizons Symphony in Las Cruces, which is made up by amateur and professional musicians in the Southwest.