completion: Dec. 2019
CIRES, UC Boulder
starting: January 2020
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I am interested in climate dynamics and associated impacts on the cryopshere and hydrosphere; particularly in the Arctic. My research aims to enhance understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of hydrologic systems in Greenland (on, in, under the ice sheet and in proglacial zones) as well as in Arctic Alaska and Canada - using both geospatial technologies and field based measurements. My PhD is funded by a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship as well as external grants from the NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission, the NASA Arctic Boreal and Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), and the NASA Cryosphere program.
In January 2020 I will be joining the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder as a Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellow. At CIRES, I intend to use high performance computing and satellite archives to investigate how hydrologic processes may impact the future vulnerability of ice shelves in Greenland and Antarctica.