My life as an atmospheric scientist and photographer started off in the ever-increasing desert population outside Phoenix, Arizona. Besides school there wasn’t much to do; with temperatures soaring into the 110s and no access to a pool for relief, being outside was uncomfortable to say the least. What I did enjoy was watching the dust storms roll into the area along with countless lightning strikes from monsoon storms. These events sparked my interest in the weather at a young age, and since then I haven’t looked back.
Throughout my high school and undergraduate years at SUNY Oswego I acquired a great deal of knowledge in the field of meteorology, whether it be field research with a Doppler-On-Wheels (DOW) or independent study using ArcGIS. My time as a graduate assistant in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois has proven to be both enlightening and challenging. Nevertheless, I look forward to all of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
During my free time, nature serves as my escape. I love to photograph the landscape and wilderness, and find hikes to be the perfect opportunity for this.
For more details regarding my academic achievements, see my CV.