I am a project scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in the Climate Change Research section. My NCAR website can be found here. I have been at NCAR since May 2014.
I am also an NSF Ocean Sciences postdoctoral fellow, through the University of Hawaii's Department of Oceanography. I moved to Hawaii in January 2012, and was based at the International Pacific Research Center until summer 2013.
I did my PhD at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in the Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) department. I worked in Baylor Fox-Kemper's research group, and was supported by the NASA Earth & Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) and the CIRES Innovative Research Program (IRP).
I am interested in the climate of the tropical Pacific: how it has varied in the past, the physics of its response to future climate change, and the implications for hydrological variability (droughts, floods) in arid regions throughout the world. I work a great deal on improving methods for evaluating processes in climate models using paleoclimate information, especially using marine proxies like tropical corals.
Information on my current research projects, presentations, and publications are available in these pages. Also please feel free to contact me.