I grew up in the tiny islands of Trinidad & Tobago, and now I am an Assistant Prof in Astrophysics at Princeton University. I use vast cosmological datasets, like the Dark Energy Survey, to map the large-scale structure of the Universe and test our Standard Model of Cosmology. This involves using galaxies to understand dark matter and dark energy.
I studied at the University of Edinburgh on an Island Scholarship. There, I received my First Class (Hons) undergraduate (MPhys) degree in astrophysics and a PhD at the Royal Observatory with Prof. Catherine Heymans and Prof. Chris Blake. Then I was a Kavli Fellow at Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), Stanford, in Prof. Risa Wechsler’s galaxy formation and cosmology group and after a Senior Kavli Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge and a Senior Researcher at Trinity College.
I’m passionate about science outreach and an advocate for making STEM fields more accessible and welcoming to everyone.