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.
Outside of school and research I love to run, swim, surf, and explore the beautiful Bay Area.
Image: Keck I and II, Ethan Tweedie
Image: Above China Beach, San Francisco