I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at Florida State University (FSU). My focus is in atmospheric science/meteorology. I also hold an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Prior to arriving at FSU, I was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in the Divison of Ocean and Climate Physics. I completed my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2014, under the advisement of Professor Kerry Emanuel. Prior to my tenure as a graduate student at MIT, I attended Cornell University. I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science from Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Broadly, I study atmospheric dynamics and climate, with specific interests in tropical convection and tropical cyclones. My research interests include the organization of tropical convection and how this modulates tropical and global climate and climate sensitivity, the process of tropical cyclone formation, variability of tropical cyclone intensity, and extreme weather and climate. I use theory, idealized numerical modeling, and analysis of observations and comprehensive climate models to tackle these problems.
If you are interested in pursuing research related to tropical convection, tropical cyclones and climate, please contact me (see below)! Prospective graduate students may apply through the EOAS department website.