I grew up in the tiny islands of Trinidad & Tobago, and now I am a Senior Kavli Fellow at Cambridge University and a Senior Researcher at Trinity College. 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.
I’m passionate about science outreach and an advocate for making STEM fields more accessible and welcoming to everyone.