I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and the Ouranos consortium on regional climatology. In this role, I am analyzing the output of regional climate models to understand how freezing rain events may change as our climate warms. I completed my Ph.D. in 2020 under the supervision of Prof. John Gyakum in the Synoptic Meteorology group in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at McGill University. My Ph.D. research focused on the maintenance of long-duration freezing rain events which can result in severe damage (i.e. the January 1998 ice storm in Quebec and Northern New England). Click here to see some of my recent conference presentations.
My broader interests include a wide range of topics including mesoscale and synoptic-dynamic meteorology, climate science and sustainability (see my blog), and data science. I am particularly fascinated by winter mid-latitude cyclones and the forecast challenges they pose, including precipitation-type forecasting, the effects of local geographic/orographic features (mountains, valleys, water bodies), mesoscale snow banding, etc.
Prior to my Ph.D. studies at McGill, I completed a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences with a double major in Mathematics at Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University - Lyndon) in Lyndonville, Vermont, and have completed research internships at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York, and at the Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.