About Me

  • Fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (ATOC) and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder

  • Supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Member of the CU Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) Graduate Certificate Program

  • Science writing intern for CSTPR's blog, Prometheus  


Research Interests

Arctic sea ice

melt and freeze onset, predictability, role of ice in the climate system

2015 - Present

University of Colorado Boulder

Ph.D. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Climate modeling

natural and internal variability, anthropogenic forcing

Remote sensing 

passive microwave sea ice data and algorithms


University of Maryland College Park

B.S. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


University of Colorado Boulder

M.S. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

University of Colorado Boulder

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

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