I am a research scientist working in the Air, Climate, and Health Lab in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University.
I earned my PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences with Darryn Waugh at Johns Hopkins University. At Hopkins, I was also a fellow in the Teaching Academy and the Water, Climate, and Health IGERT sponsored by the NSF. I hold a BSc in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University.
I serve on several boards and task forces of the American Meteorological Society and am especially active on the Society's Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity. As a first generation student, I am keenly aware of some barriers that underrepresented groups face. By educating myself, advocating for and elevating the voices of others, and being a mentor, I hope to cultivate a more diverse, inclusive geoscience community. 🌈
My free time is spent in the kitchen (I'm a lover of Levantine and Indian cuisines and a neophyte to the sourdough craze), playing the piano, and backpacking in the U.S. and abroad. Check out my Photos page to see more of my life outside of work.
Charing the annual Student Conference at the American Meteorological Society's 100th meeting
Siting a weather station in the Ethiopian Highlands during a field course