I am a highly motivated, creative, and experienced scientist with skills in relationship-building, communication, and policy development. In August 2018, I began a national security science fellowship on Capitol Hill where I hope to contribute to legislation related to national security, environmental security, and climate change adaptation.
Previously, I worked as a senior scientist in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory where I led a 20-member science team focused on the role of the Earth’s ocean and ice systems in controlling sea level rise. I have degrees in aerospace engineering (M.S) and atmospheric science (PhD.) from Cornell University and have held visiting scholar and fellow positions at Princeton University and University of Cambridge, respectively. I am a member of the International Ocean Model Development Panel that reports to the World Climate Research Program.
In 2017, I joined the Center for Climate & Security (CCS) Policy Working Group. The CCS is a non-partisan NGO activity facilitating public-private policy development at the climate-national security nexus. In particular, the CCS is developing policies to help the military proactively address and mitigate the impacts of climate change on its operations and readiness. Through other extracurricular activities over the last ten years, I have gained experience in policy development through fellowships at the Colorado Leadership Institute and the Bighorn Center for Public Policy.
Doctor of Philosphy
Global Ocean Circulation
Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Masters of Science
Bachelor of Science
West Virginia University