I am a third-year graduate student and NSF fellow in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz where I work with Natalie Batalha. My scientific interests include exoplanet characterization and demographics as well as statistical techniques and machine learning applications in astronomy.

I am an active observer for the TESS-Keck Survey (see Chontos+ 2022 for a survey overview) which has the goal of measuring the masses of 100 TESS planets with the HIRES instrument on the 10-meter Keck I telescope.

As an undergraduate and master's student at Stanford University I worked with Bruce Macintosh and Ian Czekala on disentangling the spectra of T Tauri stars using Gaussian processes.

Outside of school and research I love to run, swim, surf, and explore the beautiful Bay Area.

Image: Keck I and II, Ethan Tweedie


University of California, Santa Cruz

  • PhD in Astronomy, expected 2024

Stanford University

  • MS in Applied and Engineering Physics, 2019
  • BS in Physics, 2018


Image: Above China Beach, San Francisco