Urbana, IL 61801
Prior to joining the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in August 2020, I earned my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in meteorology from Penn State University. During graduate school, I taught for a year as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Earth Sciences at California University of Pennsylvania. Here at UIUC, my primary responsibilities are the development and teaching of online graduate courses.
On the research-side, I model how evolving environmental wind profiles impact tornado production by supercell thunderstorms, but I'm fascinated by all types of wild weather. I'm always open to mentoring undergraduate students on research projects--drop me an email! Current projects I am mentoring undergraduate students in include: (1) a survey of UIUC students on responses to severe weather events and (2) idealized modeling studies of supercell thunderstorms and tornado production.
I'm also passionate about effective science communication and the psychology of learning. At UIUC, I'm excited to conduct research on how we can best help students refine their writing and/or data analysis skills.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, dancing, playing the cello, and perfecting my latte-making techniques.
- Ph.D. in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020
- M.S. in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014
- B.S. in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
ATMS 517: Data Science in the Geosciences (Spring 2021)