In summer 2018 I joined the faculty at Central Michigan University as an Assistant Professor of Meteorology, following a postdoc at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Adam Houston's Severe Storms Research Group. My research encompases mesoscale dynamics with a focus on the interplay of thermodynamic and kinematic processes and their role in the development and organization of convection. My doctoral research assessed the roles of instability, radiative forcing, and vertical wind shear on the dynamics of cloud-top convection (generating cells) in winter cyclones. Information on specific current and former projects is available on my Research page.I was born in White Plains, New York, where I grew up. After finishing high school, I moved to Oswego, New York, where I completed my BS in Meteorology at the State University of New York College at Oswego. After this, I moved to Champaign, Illinois, where I completed my MS and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Dave Kristovich and Bob Rauber, respectively.
A Graduate Research Assistantship is available in my group. Students interested in fieldwork and modeling studies related to coastal boundary layer processes and thunderstorm outflow airmasses are encouraged to apply. Details on potential projects and how to apply are available here.