Assistant Professor of Climate Science at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

I am interested in a broad range of climate questions, with a general focus on the large-scale dynamics of Earth's atmosphere and on developing a better understanding of how the climate system will respond to increased CO2 concentrations. A common theme in my work is an emphasis on using theory and idealized models to capture key features of more complex systems, with the goal of connecting to observations and comprehensive climate models. Recent topics of interest include climate sensitivity, temperature variability, heat stress, monsoons and solar geoengineering.

Outside of my primary research, I enjoy working on projects at the intersection of art and climate science. This includes taking part in an Exchange with artist Michael Wang for Art in America, working on the Emerald Tutu project and collaborating with the sl Collective architecture firm.

I am actively recruiting graduate students and postdocs, so please get in touch if you are interested in working together. In particular, I am looking for a postdoc to work on the mechanisms controlling regional precipitation in the tropics, please see here for more details. I am excited to build a creative, hard-working and inclusive group at Scripps.

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