I’m a fifth year graduate student in the Eltahir Group. During my first year, I investigated hydraulic measures for slowing fast flowing rivers and streams where blackflies, the disease vector of onchocerciasis (river blindness), like to breed. The focus of my research now is on the relationship between ocean-atmosphere interaction and regional hydrology. Our goal is to develop coupled ocean-atmosphere computer models and conduct simulations in order to better understand the physics of climate variables such as evaporation and precipitation.
I obtained my bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Amherst College, MA in 2009. Prior to joining the Eltahir Group, I was a graduate student at Colorado School of Mines, CO where I completed master’s works in groundwater hydrogeology, and political economy of resources.
In my free time when I’m not thinking about water I like to climb mountains. I also enjoy baking bread on weekends.