I completed my Ph.D. in 2022 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale and the University of Colorado Boulder.
My research is broadly focused on hydrologic changes across periods of rapid climate change, including the Eocene hyperthermals and the Last Glacial Maximum. I am primarily focused on the interface of climate model analysis and paleoclimate proxy interpretation.
My modeling work is focused on regional-scale changes in seasonality and extremes of precipitation and the dynamics behind them, utilizing single forcing experiments to determine the drivers of change as well as high spatial and temporal resolution model output to characterize the changes taking place. I am also involved in the Atmospheric River Tracking Method Intercomparison Project (ARTMIP), comparing methods in alternative climate states.
For my proxy work, I draw from many sources to characterize past hydrologic changes. I have utilized stable isotopes of carbon and oxygen, mineralogic changes, and trace metal isotope systems including lead, strontium, and lithium to better understand changes in sediment sourcing and transport in the face of rapid warming. I have also worked with collaborators utilizing proxies such as dinoflagellate assemblages, TEX86, and spectral analysis as means of tracing climatic changes across boundaries.
By better understanding how the hydrosphere has responded to past climatic boundaries, it is hoped we can gain insight into our future, warmer world.