I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at Florida State University (FSU). I also hold an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. My group studies atmospheric dynamics and climate, with specific interests in Tropical Cyclones and Tropical Convection. My research interests include the organization of tropical convection and how this modulates tropical and global climate and climate sensitivity, the process of tropical cyclone formation, variability of tropical cyclone intensity, and extreme weather and climate. I use theory, idealized numerical modeling, and analysis of observations and comprehensive climate models to tackle these problems.