I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University. I work with Dr. Paul Ginoux in the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory on fires and dust using satellite observations and earth system models.

I got my Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, with additional two master's degree in Statistics and Environmental Studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My advisors were Drs. Michael Notaro and Zhengyu Liu. My research at University of Wisconsin focused on dust-climate interactions in the Middle East (Yu et al. 2013, 2015, 2016), and land-atmosphere interactions in North Africa (Yu et al. 2017, 2018a). Prior to Princeton University, I was a NASA Postdoc Program Fellow at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Postdoc, working with Dr. Olga Kalashnikova. My postdoc research at JPL and UCLA focused on identification of dust sources and characterization of dust transport and deposition using satellite observations (Yu et al.  2018b, 2019a,b,c).