I am a Ph.D. meteorology candidate at the University of Oklahoma. My research focuses on supercell and tornado dynamics using a blend of modeling and observational analysis. I also teach a course on applying severe weather theory to operational forecasting. Feel free to read more about me or send me an email to get in touch.
I hail from the Boston, MA area, home of great craft beer, good sports teams, and Nor’easters. It was probably these massive snowstorms, associated school cancellations, and watching Twister during summertime thunderstorms that piqued my interest in meteorology.
I earned my B.S. in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015 and M.S. from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at OU studying supercell and tornado dynamics. My work focuses on understanding how storm-environment interactions and intra-storm features influence tornado potential using both modeling and observational approaches. I have been involved in numerous field campaigns to collect observations near and within severe thunderstorms, including PECAN, MiniMPEX, RiVorS, and TORUS. I also teach an undergraduate/graduate course each spring on applying severe weather theory to forecasting. Students derive equations, participate in group forecast discussions, and issue severe weather warnings in a “real-time” forecast setting.
On the side, I enjoy being a cat dad (Diego on the left, Mogli on the right), serving malty beverages at 405 Brewing, blowing my whistle at soccer fields across Oklahoma, and playing piano early on Sunday mornings. In this case, talking back to the referee won’t result in a yellow card! Please feel free to get in touch with me on the contact page.