I am a third year graduate student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. My research project deals with atmospheric predictability, specifically focusing on the growth of initial condition errors in idealized numerical simulations of mid-latitude cyclones. My advisor is Professor Dale Durran.
I am originally from Clearwater, Florida, and I received my undergraduate degree in Meteorology and Applied Math from the University of Miami in 2018. In my free time, you can find me swimming, hiking, and cheering on my favorite college and professional sports teams. I also write a blog in which I try to normalize asking "stupid" questions.
How can we improve the ability of numerical models to predict atmospheric phenomena? How do errors of all scales and magnitudes grow in forecasts? How can we reduce these errors?
Why and how does weather happen? How can we improve our understanding of atmospheric features from the microscale to the planetary scale?
How can we use both numerical predictions and our knowledge of the atmosphere to make accurate weather forecasts? How can we better communicate the weather to the general public?
Double major in meteorology and applied mathematics, minor in broadcast journalism
Working on a research project with Professor Dale Durran on initial condition error growth in high-resolution idealized simulations of mid-latitude cyclones
Worked on a research project with Professor Paquita Zuidema on the effects of smoke particles on low clouds over the South Atlantic Ocean
Worked on a summer research project with Dr. Xiaosong Yang looking at the effects of Atlantic sea surface temperature on the predictability of summertime precipitation in the Southeastern United States