1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences here at the University of Illinois. I received my B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences with a minor in Geography and GIS from UIUC in 2018. I joined Professor Rauber’s research team as an undergraduate and analyzed airborne radar data from the SNOWIE field campaign which took place in 2017 over Idaho. My undergraduate research primarily focused on the quantifying the magnitudes of updrafts present in orographic cloud systems.
As a M.S. student, I analyzed radar, lidar, and thermodynamic data collected during the SOCRATES field campaign which took place in 2018 over the Southern Ocean. My M.S. research primarily focused on Southern Ocean cloud top phase characterization and ice production at warm cloud top temperatures. I am currently working with data from the NASA-EPSO IMPACTS field campaign as part of my Ph.D. research. The hope is to eventually better understand the evolution and structure of mesoscale snow bands within extratropical cyclones. I also participated in the Propagation, Evolution, and Rotation in Linear Storms (PERiLS) field campaign which sampled quasi-linear convective systems throughout the Southeast U.S. Outside of meteorology, I enjoy fishing, skiing, reading, hiking, and watching sports.
My current research interests include radar meteorology, lidar phase identification, weather modification, orographic precipitation, boundary layer clouds, Southern Ocean clouds, atmospheric rivers, extratropical cyclones, mesoscale snow bands, and quasi-linear convective systems.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 2018 - B.S. Atmospheric Sciences - Minor Geography & GIS
- 2020 - M.S. Atmospheric Sciences
- Fall 2018: ATMS 100 - Introduction to Meteorology
- Spring 2019: ATMS 313 - Synoptic Weather Forecasting
- Fall 2021: ATMS 410 - Radar Remote Sensing