1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
I am a second-year M.S. student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the guidance of Professor Sonia Lasher-Trapp.
My interests center on understanding the microphysics and dynamics of developing clouds and precipitation and their influences on the larger-scale features of deep convective storms. My current research focuses on quantifying the connection between the effects of atmospheric aerosol concentration and the timing of initiation of thunderstorm outflow (cold pools) by influencing the speed of the warm rain process. To investigate this, we combine in-situ aircraft observations of pre-convective cumuli and radar observations of subsequent convective cold pools during the CACTI / RELAMPAGO field campaigns in South-Central Argentina with high-resolution numerical simulations of cold pool events using CM1.
Before joining the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, I completed my BSc. and MEnv. in Meteorology and Climate Science at the University of Leeds, UK. My final year thesis examined case studies of synoptic cold surges and associated severe precipitation in South East Asia.
An exchange year brought me to DAS Illinois for the first time where I met my current adviser, Professor Lasher-Trapp. I was lucky enough to join her research team for a summer where I analyzed secondary ice production characteristics in Southern Ocean stratocumuli, observed during the SOCRATES field campaign, where I developed a taste for both research and cloud processes.
- Combined BSc., MEnv. in Meteorology and Climate Science: University of Leeds, England (2019)
- M.S. Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)
ATMS-100: Introduction to Meteorology - Teaching Assistant