About Me

I'm a physics Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, where I study galaxy clusters, learning more about the dark matter halos in which they reside. I use machine learning and statistics to tease out complicated patterns in the data that are inaccessible through more traditional means.

A former teacher, I put that experience to good use at every opportunity. I've traveled to Africa to train Rwandan high school science teachers on delivering memorable lecture demonstrations, and was able to enjoy Kigali's solar eclipse in 2013. More recently, I've been developing lesson plans to teach astronomy at the elementary school level.

When I'm not PhD-ing, I love to run.

My surname has two silent consonants – I’ll let you guess which ones they are – and translates roughly from Kinyarwanda to English as “Don’t Argue with Me."