I am currently a postdoctoral scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. My research centers on better understanding how weather systems interact with geographical features to produce climate extremes (especially heat and precipitation) at local and regional scales. Sequences and combinations of variables which result in 'compounded' or 'correlated' societal risks figure prominently in my work.
My projects tend to employ a variety of approaches, ranging from analysis of observational data to validation of global climate models and custom runs of regional climate models.
My interests also include producing and communicating climate information such that it is maximally useful for decision-making, through contributions to impacts assessments, policies, and educational and outreach activities.