I am dedicated to learning and sharing information about Earth’s atmospheric, hydrologic, and oceanic systems. Currently, I am working on my Ph.D. within the Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, under an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a San Diego Fellowship.
I seek opportunities of adventure to uncover and share more about the fascinating planet we call home, engaging in research and activities focused on hydrometeorology, climate sciences, and ocean-atmosphere dynamics. My current interests lie in U.S. West Coast extreme weather and water events, namely atmospheric rivers, and also extreme climate events in other parts of the world. Extreme events can affect safety and health, water resources, the economy, fisheries, and other factors of human and ecosystem vitality.
I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, graduating with a double major in meteorology and hydrology and a minor in mass communication. I completed my Master of Science degree in (Physical) Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
While at St. Cloud State, I interned with the NOAA North Central River Forecast Center, and with CNN Domestic and International Weather. I conducted research through a Bahamas paleoclimate NSF REU, and through the DEEPWAVE field campaign, studying atmospheric gravity waves and cloud stereo photogrammetry in New Zealand – See CV for more on research, fieldwork, training and scientific presentations. After graduating, I interned with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in science journalism and multimedia – Visit Media page for publications. Before beginning graduate studies, I was then involved in a field campaign with the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR).
Thank you very much to the organizations and incredible individuals who show me support in my research and throughout my endeavors.
I am thrilled to share experiences within a field of endless discovery!
In addition to hydrometeorology-focused opportunities, I pursue science communication, policy, and outreach experiences. It is important to me to advocate for science and for responsible science-informed policy, to help empower younger students, and to share the possibilities of STEM with disadvantaged and marginalized communities.
I enjoy spending time in nature, participating in outreach events, writing poems, and helping and learning about others.