I am a geographer and climatologist investigating how large-scale ocean variability interacts with the hydrological cycle in the tropics and subtropics. My research aims to better understand the hydroclimate responses to global warming and impacts on ecosystems and human livelihood.
In 2021 I will be joining the University of Bern Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) and the Institute of Geography Climatology Group on a Marie-Skłodovska Curie individual fellowship from the European Commission. The research project, Assessing and QUantifying the ATlantic Instrumental hydroClimate (AQUATIC), will compile recently-recovered measurements of precipitation, river discharge, and surface salinity from different archival sources to develop an integrated record of tropical Atlantic regional hydroclimate back to the late 19th century.
I was previously a researcher at the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences, working with Gabriele Hegerl on the ERC-funded project Transitioning Into The ANthropocene (TITAN) and the NERC-funded project Securing Multidisciplinary UndeRstanding and Prediction of Hiatus and Surge events (SMURPHS). From 2014 to 2017 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentations et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN) at the Pierre and Marie Curie / Sorbonne University in Paris. I completed my Ph.D. in 2014 in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, advised by John Chiang.