4th year graduate student.
NSF Graduate Fellow.
Understandably, I get this question a lot. Especially because my email (firstname.lastname@example.org), GitHub account, Twitter handle, and many more things carry this name! Often people think it's gibberish or a spam account (which in hindsight I do wish I had thought about...) This name comes from what I named my cello. My cello has the most strikingly beautiful wood — in the sunlight it has multiple layers and looks like it's made of glowing embers. Because of this, I named it "Aibhleog Loiscneach" (/ɑːvlʊg/ /ləʊʃkneɪx/), which (loosely) means "Burning Embers" in Irish Gaelic. If you want to decipher that pronounciation, look here!