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. Here at UIUC, my primary responsibilities are the development and teaching of graduate courses for our online graduate certificate and Master's degree programs in weather and climate risk & data analytics!
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! Types of projects I have already, or am happy to, mentor undergraduate students in include, but are not limited to:
- studies at the intersection of social science and severe weather - e.g., surveying UIUC students on responses to severe weather events
- idealized modeling studies of supercell thunderstorms and tornado production
- observational studies of high-impact weather phenomena
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, Fall 2021, Spring 2022)