I am a FINCA Fellow at the University of Turku, Finland, where I got my PhD in 2017. Before that, I worked as a student support astronomer at the Nordic Optical Telescope, and between 2017 and 2022, I was a postdoc in the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, US, and in KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

I am interested in the deaths of massive stars in all their varieties, from good old core-collapse supernovae to peculiar superluminous supernovae to gamma-ray bursts. I have studied these events directly and through their locations in their host galaxies. Most of all I’m interested in connecting these transients to their progenitor stars, and understanding how such stars explode and what properties they have prior to explosion. I am also interested (and involved) in the search and follow-up of electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational-wave transients, such as kilonovae. Within this field, I have experience of observations, statistical modeling and population studies.

I also believe in a healthy work-life balance. In my free time I read books about history, fantasy or sci-fi, paint miniatures, play tabletop games, fiddle with my vintage LEGO collection and, when possible, hike in the mountains.