Professional Background

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PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

B.S., Meteorology with Highest Distinction, Pennsylvania State University, 1997

M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2000                                        Graduate Advisor: Dr. Thomas B. McKee

Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2005                                 Graduate Advisor: Dr. Roger A. Pielke, Sr.

EMPLOYMENT AND APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona (2016 – present)

Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona (2012 – 2016)

Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona (2006 – 2012)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (2005 – 2006)

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (1997 – 2005)

Student Protégé, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (1996 and 1997)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Award for Excellence at the Student Interface, UA Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (2016)

Honorary Comander, 25th Operational Weather Squadron, United Stated Air Force, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona (2015-present)

United States Fulbright Scholar Exchange Program, NEXUS Scholar (2014-2016)

NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (2000-2003)

Climate and Global Change Scholarship from the American Meteorological Society (2000)

Evan Pugh Scholar Award, Pennsylvania State University (1997)

Jerome N. Berhmann Award, Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University (1997)

Pennsylvania State University Diversity Undergraduate Scholarship (1993)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Geophysical Union                                                                                        American Meteorological Society