Previously, I was an Associate Professor at Bellevue College in the Earth and Space Sciences Program. I taught meteorology, oceanography, and climate change courses. I also served as the co-chair for the Science Division STEM Equity Committee, co-chair of the Earth and Space Sciences program, and the Faculty Lead for Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices.
I received my PhD from the Department of Earth System Scienceat the University of California, Irvine working in the Johnson Lab. My research combined geochemical measurements from cave deposits (stalagmites), modern instrumental observations, and global climate model simulations to understand past climate variability over inter-annual to centennial timescales. More information about my past projects is available here.
Prior to graduate school, I earned a BS in Meteorology with a minor in Oceanography from Texas A&M University. I served as an undergraduate research technician and assistant in the Departments of Oceanography and Geography. I completed my undergraduate senior thesis on organized and unorganized atmospheric convection related to land-atmosphere interactions.
Outside of my research interests, I am passionate about science communication and pedagogy. Please visit my teaching and outreach pages to learn more.