I started my PhD program in 2016 in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography (MPO) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
(RSMAS) as a National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellow. I am working in Dr. Nick Shay's Upper Ocean Dynamics Lab. My research is based on understanding the time evolving dynamical and thermodynamical structure of tropical cyclones in order to help forecast their intensity change. My specific interests are in coupled air-sea interactions, boundary layer processes, hurricane response to vertical-shear, and vertical velocity characteristics at all heights and magnitudes.
I did my undergradute studies at the University of Oklahoma (OU),
where I graduated summa cum laude in
and had minors in mathematics, physics, and computer science.
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1031
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about my research or interests in collaboration.
This image was taken in Hurricane Katrina's eye from the NOAA P3 aircraft. The P3 is a low altitude plane (~10,000 ft) that flies into tropical cyclones to get critical data for both real time analyses and future research. This image was obtained from the Aircraft Operations Center. The research that is done by flying into hurricanes makes this field so unique and interesting to me. It is humbling how little we know about the fundamental physics of these amazing storms. Just looking at their structure and imagining all the processes that go into their formation, strengthing, and eventual dissipation certainly make me motivated for a lifetime of research.
This website is maintained by Joshua Wadler,
under the support of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Grant number DGE-1451511).
Updated 11 May 2017.