Welcome!

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate advised by Prof. John Gyakum in the Synoptic Meteorology group, in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. My research focuses on the maintenance of long-duration freezing rain events which can result in severe damage (i.e. the January 1998 ice storm in Quebec and Northern New England). We are working to determine how and why some events are capable of persisting for many hours, as well as why some areas of North America are more prone to these events.

My broader interests include a wide range of topics including mesoscale and synoptic-dynamic meteorology, climate science and sustainability (see my blog), and data science. I am particularly fascinated by winter mid-latitude cyclones and the forecast challenges they pose, including precipitation-type forecasting, the effects of local geographic/orographic features (mountains, valleys, water bodies), mesoscale snow banding, etc.

I began at McGill in the Master of Science program in the Fall of 2015, and transferred to the Ph.D. in Fall 2016. Previously, I completed a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences with a double major in Mathmatics at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, and have completed research internships at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York, and at the Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.