Project Scientist I, National Center for Atmospheric Research

About me

Some news: I will be moving to Penn State University in January 2019 and am recruiting a Ph.D. student for Fall 2019. Click here for details!

(Psst: Click HERE for experimental CONUS "betacasts" (NWP forecasts) with VR-CESM/CAM-SE)

I am currently a Project Scientist I jointly in the Climate and Global Dynamics and Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology laboratories at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO. Previously, I was an Advanced Study Program (ASP) postdoctoral fellow. I completed my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science at the University of Michigan under Christiane Jablonowski. Prior to that, I received an M.S. in Environmental Engineering while working with Tami Bond at the University of Illinois. My undergraduate degree is also in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University. Of course, I am still a native New Englander at heart, having grown up in rural Connecticut.

My research is, broadly, centered around simulating extreme atmospheric phenomena in both weather and climate frameworks. In particular, I exploit novel numerical techniques and next-generation variable-resolution global models to achieve regional refinement in a computationally-efficient manner. This area allows for multiple avenues of research interest, including regional weather and climate prediction on timescales ranging from days to decades, the development of scale-aware sub-grid physical parameterizations, and software engineering on petascale computing systems. I have also used these techniques to investigate tropical cyclone dynamics in global climate models and to improve the community's capability to objectively detect weather extremes in climate data.