Iam a NASA Sagan Fellow at Steward Observatory, at the University of Arizona. I study adaptive optics and extrasolar planets in the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics (CAAO). I work on the Magellan AO project (MagAO) and I am the instrument scientist for the VisAO camera, the world's first diffraction-limited visible-wavelength camera on a large telescope. The goal of my research is to, one day, take a picture of a habitable planet around a star like our sun - a place where humans could live. We have some work to do, and some problems to solve, but we will take that picture in my lifetime.