I am a research scientist in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. 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, but are not limited to:


  • Tornadoes in landfalling hurricanes

  • Changes in outer tropical cyclone size in future climates

  • Factors controlling outer tropical cyclone size

  • Potential climate role of tropical cyclones

  • Multiple simultaneous tropical cyclones within a basin

  • Polar low structure and energetics