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I am originally from Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Oregon in 2005. In 2009 I received a Master of Science in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Arizona. As a part of Dr. E. Robert Kursinski’s team, we developed an active radio occultation satellite system called ATOMMS (Active Temperature, Ozone, and Moisture Microwave Spectrometer). My specific task was modeling the system’s ability to accurately measure vertical ozone profiles.
At present I am pursuing a Ph.D. at the School of Geography and Development, also at The University of Arizona. My current work is on a CLIMAS research project studying flood hydroclimatology of the southwest United States under the advisement of Dr. Katherine Hirschboeck. This includes investigating historical flood data and the possible implications of climate on flood frequency, as well as interacting and collaborating with flood managers to create a useful, interactive website that will make this data accessible in a practical format. I am also a graduate research fellow of the Science Foundation Arizona. My other research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to climate change, atmosphere-surface interaction, ocean circulation, remote sensing, and climate impacts on society.