I joined the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois in Fall 2016. Prior to this I attended the University of Louisiana-Monroe for my bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science while minoring in history.  During this time, I participated in the Gulf Coast Region Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) hosted at Texas A&M University and was an intern at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory.

I completed my Master’s degree in Summer 2018 where I worked with Dr. Sonia Lasher-Trapp on a DOE-ASR sponsored project investigating the microphysical influences on cold pool properties.  Specifically, we looked at the effects of microphysical processes in rain, graupel, and hail production and their influence on cold pool development.  To investigate this we used the CM1 model to perform high-resolution simulations on the NCSA Blue Waters Supercomputer.  The link to our recently published manuscript can be found here: https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/MWR-D-18-0382.1

In Fall 2018 I began work on my PhD. and took part in the 6-week intensive operations period for the RELAMPAGO field campaign in Córdoba, Argentina.  I am currently analyzing data from the campaign to investigate cold pool properties.

I serve on the AMS Student Conference Planning Committee for the 2020 Student Conference January 11-12 in Boston, MA and served on the planning committee for the 2019 Student Conference.  For the 2019-2020 academic year I have been selected as a board member for the Students Advising on Graduate Education (SAGE) committee through the Graduate College at UIUC.