Currently
PhD Candidate at Caltech
Planetary Sciences (GPS),
advised by Professor Simona Bordoni

I use idealized general circulation models (GCM) to study the large scale atmospheric circulation on Earth and Earth-like planets under a wide range of climate conditions. I focus on understanding the fundamental building blocks of atmospheric flow (Hadley Cell and extratropical eddies) and the mechanisms that amplify or limit their ability to redistribute energy.

Intern at JPL
Intern working with Steve Vance & Andy Thompson

 

I am developing a new ocean model that will allow us to better understand Ocean Worlds like Europa and Enceladus, constraining their structure and interior flow.

Previous Education
Masters in Planetary Sciences - Caltech
​2017

B.A. in Astronomy & Earth Science
Columbia University, Columbia College. New York, NY.
​2015

Senior Thesis with Professor Lorenzo Polvani

Summa Cum Laude 

Phi Beta Kappa

Past Projects
AMNH - American Museum of Natural History 
Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Intern, advised by Denton Ebel (2013-2015) - studying primitive ordinary chondrites (Semarkona, Watonga and Chainpur).

Lamont - Cosmogenic Nuclides Lab 
Laboratory Intern (summer 2013)

Processing samples for Beryllium & Helium dating.

 

CERN and Columbia Physics - K1 Project (Geneva)

Intern working with Emlyn Hughes (2012), conducting research and outreach on the topic of nuclear energy.

Leadership
Chair of the Caltech Graduate Student Council (2018 - 2019)

The GSC is an independent organization that functions as the student government for Caltech graduate students. Its mission is to improve the academic, professional and social experience of graduate students at Caltech by engaging with campus offices, building a diverse and vibrant community, and advocating for a better quality of life. It has over a thousand members and elects roughly 30 representatives each year. As chair, I oversaw these elected representatives, set the agenda for the year and led our Steering committee.

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