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. I am also involved in instrument development, using new laser based techniques to observe atmospheres and surfaces both in situ and remotely. Finally, I am a member of the Project ESPRESSO team, which is a virtual institute funded by NASA’s SSERVI program to enable and enhance future solar system exploration by developing the tools and techniques that both robotic and human explorers will need.
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.
I collaborate with a number of scientists around the world, including:
- Dr. Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna on the hydrology of ancient Mars.
- Dr. Juan Lora on convection in the atmosphere of Titan.
- Dr. Simone Marchi on the early climate of Earth and Mars.
- Dr. Scot Rafkin on the mesoscale atmospheric dynamics of Titan.
- Dr. Edgard Rivera-Valentin on the habitability of Mars.
- Dr. Jason Soderblom on the clouds of Titan.
- Dr. Jordan Steckloff on methane and ethane evaporation over Titan’s lakes.
- Dr. Tapio Schneider and Dr. Mark Richardson advised me on my thesis research.
- The entire Project ESPRESSO team
- The PlanetWRF development team
A quick overview of my work can be found in my CV.