I am currently a Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University studying atmospheric science in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. My primary research focus is on African easterly waves (AEWs), and my main interest in AEWs is the mechanisms through which these waves grow. These weather systems are known precursors to a majority of Atlantic hurricanes and have a significant impact on west Africa during the summer months. Despite their impact and the decades of work done to clarify the mechanisms responsible for these waves, there is still plenty of work to determine what drives the development of African easterly waves. For more about my work on AEWs, check out my current research page
Before I came to graduate school, I received B.S. degrees in both physics and mathematics, also from North Carolina State University. Although I'm in a different field now, the concepts transfer to atmospheric dynamics beautifully!
My general research interests include:
I'm also interested in a few tangentially related subjects:
Some of my interests outside of include: