I am a Stanback Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science and Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. My research interests fall broadly under the category of climate dynamics. In 2013, I completed my PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington.

I began my academic career in geophysics, studying mountain-belt dynamics and seismic hazard in the Himalaya. I hold a BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2002) and an MS from the University of Colorado in Boulder (2005), and I have worked as a geodetic engineer in the non-profit sector.

Recent work

  • Atmospheric feedbacks and climate sensitivity
  • Spatial patterns of climate change
  • Atmosphere and ocean heat transport
  • The hydrological cycle in a changing climate