I was born in Paris, France, where I spent most of my life. I received a bachelor degree in 2010 from École Polytechnique. As a student, I long hesitated between space system engineering and astronomy, between building objects that go to outer space or studying it directly. After getting a master in each of these fields, I decided to work in the field of astronomical instrumentation, specifically for exoplanets, which allows me to combine these two passions: building the most challenging space instruments to observe distant worlds.
After the completion of my PhD at Université Paris Diderot (Paris Observatory) in 2014, I spent 4 years in Baltimore, MD, as a postdoctoral fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University. Since 2018, I am working as a Carl Sagan Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA).Curriculum vitae (PDF)