The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has opened up a new energy frontier for the field of Particle Physics. I am a member of ATLAS, one of the large, multi-national LHC Collaborations. My research focuses on finding new physics to fill in the gaps of our current understanding of elementary particles and the forces between them with a particular focus on tau leptons as probes. In particular, my group is studying the newly discovered Higgs Boson and working on techniques to learn more about this particle using taus.
I have two kids, Jonah and Alina, and we enjoy hiking in the woods near our house with my husband, Steve. I am also involved in outreach activities that promote science to students and non-scientists.