Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Toronto 2011-2016
    Thesis title: The role of standing and travelling waves in stratosphere-troposphere coupling.
    Advisor: P.J. Kushner.
  • B.Sc., Mathematics and Physics, McGill University 2006-2010
    First Class Honours, Distinction.

Research Experience

  • University of Washington - Department of Atmospheric Sciences November 2016 - present
    NOAA Climate and Global Change (2016-2018) and NSERC (2018-present) Postdoctoral Fellow. Studying general circulation of the atmosphere and its response to global warming using idealized models. Hosted by Prof. Dargan Frierson.
  • University of Toronto - Department of Physics September 2011 - October 2016
    Research assistant for Prof. Paul Kushner. Investigated the role of planetary waves in dynamical stratosphere-troposphere coupling using observational data analysis and a novel spectral analysis method.
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO June 2015 - September 2015
    Worked with Dr. Jadwiga Richter analyzing role of stratosphere in ENSO teleconnections and the robustness of tropospheric precursors to sudden stratospheric warmings in high-top CAM5 simulations as a part of the Advanced Study Program Graduate Student Visitor program.
  • CERFACS, Toulouse, France June 2012
    Analyzed decadal predictability in high-top and low-top simulations with the CNRM-CM5 model.

Teaching Experience

  • University of Washington - Department of Atmospheric Sciences 2016-2018
    Guest lecturer for ATMS220, Exploring the Atmospheric Sciences. Lectured on seasonal forecasting and El Niño teleconnections.
  • University of Toronto - Department of Physics Fall 2013, 2014, 2015
    Teaching assistant for PHY407, Computational Physics. Duties were tutorial supervision, grading, problem set development and hosting office hours.
  • University of Toronto - Department of Physics Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    Teaching assistant for PHY392, Physics of Climate. Duties were grading and problem set development.
  • University of Toronto - Department of Physics Fall 2011, Spring and Fall 2012
    Teaching assistant for PHY131/132, an introductory physics course for life science students. Ranked 3rd out of 64 teaching assistants for the David M. Harrison teaching award, which is based on student evaluations of teaching assistants.
  • McGill University - Department of Mathematics Spring 2010
    Paid tutor at the Help Desk, a location for fellow undergraduates to get help with their math courses.

Awards

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018
CMOS Tertia M.C. Hughes Memorial Graduate Student Prize 2017
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016
Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2011-2014, 2015-2016
NCAR Advanced Study Program, Graduate Visitor Program 2015
Centre for Global Change Science, Graduate Student Research Award 2013
David M. Harrison Teaching Award (3rd place) 2013
Admission Award (University of Toronto Fellowship) 2011
J.W. McConnell Scholarship 2006-2010
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