I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology & Society (HASTS) Program.

My dissertation project, “Technologies of Perception: The Search for Life and Intelligence Beyond Earth” analyzes both the history of searches for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), and searches today through ethnographic research.


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In Tahiti, French Polynesia, after a successful NASA mission of observing the destructive re-entry of the Jules Verne ATV.