I go by Masha, which is a diminutive of Maria.
My pronouns are she/her/hers.

I am a tenure-track physics and astronomy faculty member at Pasadena City College in Los Angeles. I am passionate about inclusive and welcoming teaching and mentorship, and increasing diversity in physics, astrophysics, and astronomy.

Previously, I was a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in New York City. I got my PhD in physics from Caltech in 2019 and my BA in physics magna cum laude from Princeton in 2014.

My research is in gravitational wave astrophysics, general relativity, numerical relativity, and computational physics and astrophysics. I am a member of the SXS numerical relativity collaboration.

For research inquiries, please see my Curriculum Vitae, my Papers, and my Github.

For teaching inquiries, please see my Teaching Resume.

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