John joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics as a Flatiron Research Fellow. John earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from UC Santa Cruz, and his B.S. in Physics from Caltech. He was the recipient of the UCSC Astronomy Department Whitford Prize in 2012, and the National Science Foundation GRFP Fellowship from 2011-2014. Prior to joining CCA, John was an Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) Fellow at Harvard University from 2016-2019, and a Graduate Student Researcher at UC Santa Cruz from 2010-2016.