I am a PhD Candidate in the Ocean Climate Variability Lab at the University of Washington using machine learning to predict the geospatial distribution of marine heatwaves under natural and forced climate change. My research spans the domains of ocean, climate, and computer sciences, and I make use of large and complex datasets from ocean buoys to satellites and global climate models.
I find it really interesting to think about human impacts at the crossroads of two unprecedented ages: the Information Age and the Anthropocene. Global economies are increasingly technology centric and the production and consumption of data is growing exponentially. Meanwhile, the negative impacts of human activities on Earth have inevitably defined a new geologic age. This motivates my research to leverage and innovate new data-driven technologies to address modern environmental challenges.