Introduction

I am broadly interested in how large-scale atmospheric dynamics influence regional climate, with an eye to climate change and policy applications.

I completed my PhD in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University, collaborating with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. My dissertation, advised by Prof. Gabriel Vecchi, examines formation of deserts, precipitation variability, and impacts of orography on climate. This work was funded through my National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. I also researched temporal structure and risk of heat waves with Prof. Michael Oppenheimer through a PEI-STEP fellowship in joint with Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.

I am currently a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University working on understanding and quantifying tropical cyclone risk with Prof. Suzana Camargo and Prof. Adam Sobel. Prior to this position, I spent one year as a postdoctoral research associate with the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE), examining mortality risks of heat waves, and controls on tropical cyclone genesis in the East Pacific.

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