I am an NSF Ocean Sciences postdoctoral fellow at 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). My thesis is available in PDF format here.
In general, my research goals relate to understanding the impact of climate change on large-scale climate variability, and in turn how that variability affects natural resources. During my PhD work I focused on the response of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to climate change; since then I have been designing model experiments to determine how ENSO variability influences North American droughts, and how 20th century ENSO signals are recorded in tropical coral reefs.
Information on my current research projects, presentations, and publications are available in these pages. Also please feel free to contact me.
On top of Rucu Pichincha in Quito, Ecuador in 2009
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