I am a terrestrial physical geographer studying the processes that link the land surface and atmosphere, with a focus on water, energy, and carbon.


As a geographer, I am driven by questions of scale in both time and space. The theoretical aspects of my research sit at the intersections of weather and climate and use both physical and probabilistic models to ask questions about what Earth System processes are predictable. My more applied interests relate to water as a primary driver of ecosystem behavior and as a buffer to local microclimates.

Academic Positions

  • Present2016


    MIT, Parsons Lab,  Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • 20162010

    Graduate Student

    Boston University, Dept. of Earth & Environment

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2016

    Ph.D. in Geography & Environment

    Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

  • B.S.

    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

    Harvey Mudd College

Research Interests

  • Hydrology
  • Weather and Climate
  • Remote Sensing
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Coupling of the Water, Energy, and Carbon Cycles
  • Scaling of Land Surface Processes

Reviewer For

  • NASA Grant Proposals
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Biogeosciences
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • Journal of Hydrometeorology
  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences