I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. My research focuses on the intersection of climate change and climate impacts. I am interested in understanding how changes in climate impacted societies and ecosystems in Earth's past, and how anthropogenic activities are altering and are projected to alter the types of weather and climate events that have historically exerted a large influence on human and natural systems. To answer these questions, I combine instrumental and proxy records of climate with process models of the earth system.
Prior to my appointment as an Assistant Professor at UMass Lowell, I was a Research Scientist and Turner Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan with Dr. Chris Poulsen. I completed a PhD in Environmental Earth System Science from Stanford University with Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh (2014), and a BS in atmospheric science from Cornell University (2008).