About Me


I am an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, mentored by Drs. Eric Maloney and Elizabeth Barnes. I completed my Ph.D. in Applied Math and Atmospheric Science at Columbia University, co-advised by Prof. Adam Sobel and Dr. Shuguang Wang.

My research focuses on understanding the dynamics of the tropical atmosphere on timescales from months to decades, using both data science, climate models and observational data. As a post-doc, I am exploring the predictability of the tropical atmosphere, in particular using machine-learning models and interpretable AI. My dissertation explored the interaction of two features of the tropical atmosphere -- the Madden-Julian oscillation and the quasi-biennial oscillation -- across a range of numerical models. 

I have also been involved in two field campaigns to study the tropical ocean and atmosphere: "PISTON" aboard the R.V. Thomas G. Thompson in the West Pacific, and "OTREC" based out of Costa Rica.



The Madden-Julian Oscillation

2015 - 2020

Columbia University

Ph.D. Applied Math & Atmospheric Science

The quasi-biennial oscillation

The MJO-QBO connection

2009 - 2013

Williams College

B.A. with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Mathematics


Exeter College, Oxford University

Artificial Intelligence and Machine-Learning