I am a PhD student in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington with David Battisti and Kyle Armour. As a NSF Graduate Research Fellow, I study polar climate using climate models and observations. I’m specifically interested in atmosphere-ice interactions and mechanisms supporting polar amplified warming. Before coming to UW, I received my B.S. in Geology & Geophysics at Yale, and studied links between atmospheric variability and melting over Greenland as a guest student at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Oslo.
With a goal of communicating and applying climate science toward community priorities, I led environmental outreach programs as an undergraduate through the solar club Project Bright and as a sustainability and environmental education intern on Star Island. I’m a volunteer scientist with the American Geophysical Union's Thriving Earth Exchange, and cofounded the ACORN community science program as a member of the Graduate Steering Committee for the UW Program on Climate Change.