I am a graduate student in astrophysics at UNC-Chapel Hill. My undergraduate degree is in physics from Rhodes College. I study cataclysmic variable stars, which are binary star systems in which one star is transferring mass to the other star. I try to understand what causes this mass transfer to change over time. I am an author for Astrobites. I also am a Universe Awareness Student Ambassador, meaning I conduct outreach projects geared towards elementary school children.