I am a Sagan postdoctoral fellow at the
the Carnegie Institution for Science. My main area of research
is high resolution stellar spectroscopy: the observational aspects of
stellar atmospheres, fundamental parameters, and chemical
composition, mainly of solar-type stars. These studies are relevant to many fields of
astrophysics: they may help in the search and
characterization of stars that harbor extrasolar planets, as
well as to better understand the mechanisms of galaxy formation and evolution, the nature of the nucleosynthesis sites, and test predictions of the
Big Bang theory.
I obtained a BS in Physics from
Universidad Nacional Mayor
de San Marcos in 2002. I got my Master's and PhD degrees
in Astronomy from the
University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and 2008,
respectively. I was a postdoc at the
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics from 2008 to 2010.