I study the history of the physical sciences, modern American social and political history, the history of science communication, and the history of science and the emotions. I am particularly fascinated with how the communication of knowledge has been shaped by cultures and methods of expression, and how these cultures and methods have influenced the interpretation, acceptance, and/or rejection of knowledge.
I graduated from Kenyon College with High Honors, majoring in history and minoring in both physics and music. While at Kenyon, I spent two summers at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where I worked as an Explainer on the museum floor, conducted an appraisal of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Collection, and worked as a Research Assistant in the Space History Department. I received a Landon Warner Research Grant from Kenyon College for work on my honors thesis, and in 2017, the College awarded me the Curtis A. Seichter Award for demonstrated excellence in the study of history. After graduating from Kenyon, I completed an M.Phil. in the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.