I'm a scientist who's passionate about understanding the origins of Life. I use tools from complex systems science to answer fundamental questions in Astrobiology.

I'm a NASA Astrobiology Fellow working on Agnostic Biosignatures and Life Detection. I'm working with Professor Sara Walker at the Beyond Center at ASU and with Professor Chris Kempes at the Santa Fe Institute.

Previously I was a post doctoral researcher and Team Leader at the University of Glasgow, working in the artificial life team of Professor Lee Cronin's lab.

I have a PhD in Physics from Arizona State University. My disseration "On the Origin of the Living State," was done under the supervision of Professor Sara Walker. I also have an undergraduate degree in Physics from San Francisco State University.