In 2010, I was a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In 2008, I was one of 11 scientists, nationally in the US, to receive a Cottrell Scholar Award for excellence in research and teaching.
From 2002- 2005, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University working for Professor David Spergel. I was a member of NASA WMAP satellite science team from 2003-2006. The team's principal investigator, Charles Bennett, and the science team were awarded the Gruber Prize in 2011.
I have a MSc and Ph. D in physics from Imperial College, London and a B.A. Hons. in physics from Cambridge University. My Master's dissertation on "Departures from CMB Gaussianity using inflationary models", and my PhD thesis, "Dark energy theories and their observational implications" were both done under the supervision of Professor Joao Magueijo .