I'm Shane, an astronomy doctoral candidate in my sixth year at UCLA. Before graduate school I obtained my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, where I double majored in Physics and Astrophysics. Prior to entering the wonderful world of academia I grew up in the great city of Sacramento.

My research focuses on numerical simulations of planetary dynamics and stellar evolution. When I'm not probing the mysteries of the universe, you can find me bringing science to the public as a member of our astronomy outreach group Astronomy Live!, educating UCLA undergraduates as a TA, or even creating new food through fermentation! If you want to learn more about me, try the links above or check out my Twitter @SpaceShane!