Hi, from my office in beautiful Davis, California. I’m a new member of the faculty here at UCD in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources. I am an affiliate of the Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Group which is a cluster of about a dozen and a half faculty members from across the university who work with students on problems related to Earth’s atmosphere. I study convective clouds of various types and with various methods. See my Research page. I graduated with BS’s in Physics and Meteorology from NC State University (Go Wolfpack) in 2009. I moved on to graduate school at Colorado State University in June of that year. I received my Master’s degree in 2011 after working with Graeme Stephens and my PhD in 2014 after working with Sue van den Heever. I won an National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship which I used to study for two years at the University of Miami with Brian Mapes. Since September 2016, I’ve been working here at UCD.
OK, now a little bit of information about me that isn’t on my CV. I love the outdoors. In the summer, I spend my time in the mountains hiking. In the winter, I spend my time in the mountains…snowboarding. I’m an avid Atlanta Braves fans and baseball fan in general. I enjoy traveling. Either for science or vacation I have been to the UK, France, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Australia, and Thailand over the past 5 years. Finally, since living in the Napa Valley of beer during grad school, I have enjoyed home brewing and tasting the efforts of the pros.
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