ABOUT ME

A Creative Mind

I am an incoming Physics Ph.D. student soon-to-be based in Morgantown, WV. At the beginning of my physics career, I started my work as a physics student at Texas Tech University where I received my Bachelor's degree in Physics– with an Astrophysics concentration– in 2019. My undergraduate research focus was on black hole x-ray binary systems, which is discussed in further depth under my Research tab. I am proud to have laid the foundation for a strong career in Astronomy and invite you to learn more about my previous and current works.

 

I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s dynamic world; that’s why I decided to create this hub for all my work, thoughts and ideas. I’ve been blessed to have developed a growing audience of friends, family, and  followers who offer me fantastic feedback. Take a look at my work and stay up-to-date with everything I have planned.

OTHER INTERESTS

It's not always stars & more stars!

CLASSICALLY TRAINED

One of my first hobbies was music. I started piano during my formative years at age 5 and played for 8 years (stopping only because I had trouble finding a teacher similar in style to my first who challenged me in a way that really skyrocketed my growth). During that time, I also began the violin in 4th grade (age 10) and played through high school (age 18) before stopping and going off to college. I still pick up these instruments every now and then when I have the free time to practice and have learned pieces by Debussy, Mendelssohn, Glass, Tchaikovsky, and so many more great composers! (Forgive the very serious look in the video, I was extremely focused!!)

See some of my featured work below, and stay tuned for my Etsy shop launch!

Etsy Shop (coming soon)
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EXPERIMENTAL BAKING

First, let me start by saying cooking "meals" is not particularly my forté. However! I have always taken an interest in baking desserts for family holidays. As a kid, I prepared cheesecakes for Christmas, cookies for Easter, and a number of other sweet treats for various family parties. But the dessert I hold most closely to my heart was a poundcake recipe (made from scratch of course) taught to me by my late aunt. Casual brag: I really couldn't sugarcoat how good it is. Overall, I try my best to experiment every now and then with different desserts like lemon & cinnamon loaves, vegan and keto desserts, and more!

EN GARDE!

I I first began in fencing in the Fall of 2015 when I joined the Texas Tech intramural Double T Fencing Club! 'Sword fighting" always interested me as a huge Star Wars fan (lightsabers, obviously) and after watching the Lindsay Lohan version of "The Parent Trap" (you know the scene), so it was awesome to attend a school that offered the club sport, allowing me to learn the skill while entertaining a fun use of my french minor! I competed in a number of tournaments over a two-year period before hanging up my epée to focus wholly on my academics, but it was a wonderful stress reliever, I gained lifelong friends, and have high hopes of rejoining a club soon to brush up on my skills!

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

The use of various forms of art has been the primary outlet I rely on regularly to manage and boost my mental health.

Poetry: I began writing in my early college years to manage anxiety and now regularly use it as a means of vocal expression in addition to improving my creativity.

Paint: Though I don't paint frequently, due to a lack of materials and time, it's something I love doing and I specifically enjoy creating science related paintings!

Prints: Recently, I've gotten into creating abstract drawings. It's given me artistic freedom to create things that have no particular meaning, only to be enjoyed for their colorful appearances. 

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