I am broadly interested in how large-scale atmospheric dynamics influence regional climate, with an eye to climate change and policy applications.
I recently 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.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton Environmental Institute.
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