M.S., Climate & Space Science and Engineering
University of Michigan (2018)
North Carolina State University (2015)
My research emphasizes remote sensing of the cryosphere. Currently, I have a particular interest in meltwater detection and quantification using active laser altimeters, namely those from the ICESat-2 and Operation IceBridge. I am developing an algorithm that automatically detects and retrieves depths from supraglacial lakes on Antarctica and Greenland using these altimeters. Through this work, I expect to create a data product available for other glaciologists to utilize for improved estimates of meltwater runoff and ice mass balance projections.
I am a third year Ph.D. student currently working under Dr. Mark Flanner. Before my graduate studies, I was a student at NC State University for meteorology. There, I focused on aerosols and photochemistry before transitioning to remote sensing and modern physics.
I have performed additional work at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern for the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) and Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) missions.
In addition to conducting research, I am interested in teaching, and I plan to receive a teaching certificate with my doctoral degree.