Welcome and thank you for visiting! I am a researcher interested in enzyme engineering, global change, and climate tech.

I am currently a graduate student in Professor Frances Arnold’s Group at Caltech where I use enzyme engineering to explore the limits of enzymatic catalysis and address problems in sustainability. My current work is aimed at enzymatic degradation of recalcitrant environmental pollutants. Before coming to Caltech, I spent a few years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where I engineered hyperthermophilic organisms and their enzymes for production of fuels and chemicals directly from lignocellulosic biomass.

Another interest of mine lies in understanding and ameliorating the many anthropogenic impacts on the Earth System. Together with an interdisciplinary group of researchers led by Professor Rob Phillips, I am working to synthesize these impacts and develop Anthroponumbers, a public database that captures many aspects of Earth System science.


  • Enzyme Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Energy
  • Global Change


Recent Experience


PhD Candidate

Arnold Group, California Institute of Technology

September 2018 – Present Pasadena, CA
Advised by Professor Frances Arnold

Research Technician

Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

December 2015 – July 2018 Golden, Colorado
Supervised by Yannick Bomble and Michael Himmel