I'm a physics lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles.  I graduated with a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in physics from UC Berkeley in 2008, and I received a Ph.D. in physics from the UCLA in the Spring of 2014.  My doctoral research was in high-energy physics and centered on aspects of holography and the AdS/CFT correspondence in particular.  My advisor was Michael Gutperle.

I'm passionate about spreading scientific modes of thought and about helping people learn difficult physics and mathematics.  I'm obsessed with creating learning environments that are optimal for student learning.  I'm a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

I believe in efficacy of collaborative, constructive learning environments.  I'm active on physics.stackexchange.