I’m a 5th year Physics graduate student at UC San Diego. I am originally from Lima, Perú and received a B.S. in Physics from MIT in 2011. My research focuses on the identification and characterization of brown dwarfs binary systems, particularly on finding binary systems of late-M/early-L plus T dwarfs by detecting methane absorption in their low-resolution, near-infrared SpeX spectra. My goal is to constrain the binary fraction of low mass stars and brown dwarfs in the small separation regime and produce distributions of fundamental population properties to compare against brown dwarf formation theories. I am interested in learning how brown dwarfs form, how they get assembled into binary systems.