I am a research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory. I received my Ph.D. in 2012 at Florida State University, where I studied the impacts of tropical cyclones upon their atmospheric and oceanic environments. Following my Ph.D., I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at University at Albany, SUNY, where I examined meridional total energy transport by tropical cyclones and multiple simultaneous tropical cyclones. Afterwards, I worked as an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University, where I investigated the lifetime evolution of outer tropical cyclone size. My current research interests include:


  • Tornadoes in landfalling hurricanes

  • Machine learning in an operational environment

  • Changes in tropical cyclone outer size in future climates

  • Factors controlling tropical outer cyclone size