About me

I am a postdoctoral scientist working with Susan Anenberg 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 backing in the U.S. and abroad. Check out my Photos page to see more of my life outside of work. 

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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