About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Caltech's astronomy department, working with Andrew Howard. For my thesis, I am using precise measurements of stellar velocities to discover and study extrasolar planets, within a statistically constructed catalog of main-sequence stars. I am particularly interested in studying the relationship between inner small planets and outer gas giants, and exploring how likely they are to exist as neighbors. I also enjoy developing numerical methods to accomplish these tasks, and have developed a pipeline to search for planet candidates in RV data, now published as an open-source software package.

Before joining Caltech, I was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, where I worked with Volker Springel to study the effects of magnetic fields on galaxy formation. I obtained my B.S. at Haverford College.

Outside of research, I enjoy reading, biking, attending live music and comedy, and learning new things!

Research Interests

My thesis goal is to use radial velocity surveys and probabilistic methods to perform a rigorous census of nearby exoplanets. Here is a list of some of my work, as well as personal projects outside of academia.

The California Legacy Survey

The first in a series of papers on planet occurrence, presenting a systematically generated exoplanet catalog.

Rosenthal et al. 2021

On The Shoulders of Giants

The second paper in the California Legacy Survey series, exploring the relationship between inner small planets and outer gas giants.

Soon to be published

Lonely and Eccentric

The third paper in the California Legacy Survey series, studying the orbital dynamics of giant planets.

Soon to be published


A recurrent neural network, built with TensorFlow and trained on pre-medieval Jewish texts, that can write fake law codes. Submitted to the Powered by Sefaria open source challenge.

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