I am a Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), where I work in the Planetary Science Directorate in Boulder, CO. I study the climate dynamics of terrestrial atmospheres through the use atmospheric models of varying complexity, including general circulation models and mesoscale models. The focus of my research includes the current Titan climate and the ancient Martian climate.
At SwRI, I am collaborating with Dr. Scot Rafkin on the mesoscale atmospheric dynamics of Titan. At Caltech, Dr. Tapio Schneider and Dr. Mark Richardson advised me on my thesis research. I also collaborate with Dr. Michael Mischna on Martian paleoclimate research and with Dr. Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna on the atmospheric and subsurface hydrology of ancient Mars.
In the not too distant past, I was an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I worked on a wide range of projects, from advanced concept design to technology development to flight development to operations. In the future, I hope to combine this instrument experience with my scientific research.
A quick overview of my work can be found in my CV.