I am bi/queer and I am a professor of astronomy.//
Hi! I have been out for over 15 years, and I have been in both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships during my career. I have always felt completely supported by my peers. Now as a professor I try to be a supporting mentor and advocate for LGBT+ equality. My current research focuses around computer simulations of the origin of the Earth, the Solar System, and exoplanets. A goal of this research is to establish a model that combines all the necessary physics to simulate the formation of planetary systems, and enable comparisons with the astronomical observations.