I am a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. My thesis is centered on snowpack energetics and the effects that trees have on various atmospheric processes that effect the hydrology of the Australian Alps. More information on the project can be found on the TESEE page.
I received a nomination and appointment to the American Meteorological Society’s Measurements Committee in 2014 and will serve until my term expires in 2020. I am also the most recent member of the AMOS Queensland committee.
I was previously employed as an Associate Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the Aviation Applications Program located at the Research Applications Lab and I remain as a part-time consultant for the program. My work at NCAR has included improving weather model microphysics, writin
g weather detection algorithms, testing new atmospheric instrumentation, and developing new aviation products and models in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Severe Storm Laboratories (NSSL), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
I am also a severe weather enthusiast and storm chase with the University of Queensland hail research team in Queensland Australia. I storm chase in the United States in my free time with a goal slightly different than intercepting hail, tornadoes. To date, I have seen hundreds of severe storms and a large number of tornadoes including the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of 2013 which is the largest on record at 2.6 miles wide.
I am always happy to talk about weather, do school presentations, or take part in collaborations so make sure that you reach out on my contact page if you’d like to discuss anything!