I am a PhD student currently working within the Astrophysics Group at Keele University. I came from New York in 2013 to study under Jacco van Loon and I am currently finishing up my thesis work. My research focuses on understanding the evolution of Asymptotic Giant Branch stars, which are sun-sized stars towards the end of their lives. These highly evolved stars produce a significant amount of dust and contribute a tremendous amount of material back to the interstellar medium. These stars will lose up to 200 times the mass of the Earth in one year, and up to 80% of their mass in the final stages of their lives. Using radio, infrared, and optical telescopes to look at different aspects of these stars allows us to understand how they contribute to the regeneration of the Universe. By studying these stars as well as red supergiant stars, we can understand the main sources of complex material in the Universe, that seeded the creation of the Milky Way, the solar system, the Earth, and everything we've ever known.