I am a fourth year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Earth System Science at The University of California, Irvine. My research is in Dr. Gudrun Magnusdottir’s Modeling Lab, where we are trying to understand the relationships between surface forcings (e.g., sea ice, snow cover, sea surface temperatures) and the large-scale atmospheric circulation.
I graduated from Cornell University with a B.Sc. in Atmospheric Sciences and completed my honors thesis using the new Community Earth System Model Large Ensemble Project (LENS) to understand changes in the onset of spring through the 21st century. During my time at Cornell, I was president of our American Meteorological Society Chapter, CCAMS, where we focused on severe weather emergency management, forecasting techniques, and community outreach. Additionally, I worked in Dr. Toby Ault’s Emergent Climate Risk Lab, ECRL, who assisted in the guidance of my spring onset research project.
Perhaps the brutally cold upstate New York winters of 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 proved too much, but in any case I have packed and left the East Coast for the comforts of sunny Orange County, California. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and exploring roadside oddities (cue biggest ball of yarn). At any one time, you can probably find me buried away forecasting the weather, trying the local sketchy diner, or enjoying a day by the beach.