Ph.D., Earth System Science - University of California, Irvine (2022); Dissertation: Constraints to climate change mitigation and adaptation
MS, Earth System Science - University of California, Irvine (2019)
BS, Earth System Science - University of California, Irvine (2016)
AA, Liberal Arts & Science: Math, Sciences & Computer Science, West Los Angeles College (2014) magna cum laude
I'm an earth system scientist and currently a postdoctoral associate in the Climate Impact Lab and the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University.
My research focuses on global environmental change and human society.
Specifically, climate change impacts to global society, climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges, inequity of climate change, environmental justice, anthropogenic land-use drivers, and human-driven habitat reduction, biodiversity loss, and wildlife decline.
I received my Ph.D. and bachelor's in Earth System Science from the University of California, Irvine where my research focused on constraints to climate change mitigation and adaptation with an emphasis on energy and agricultural systems. Before this, I was at the Center for Climate Sciences at NASA-JPL researching wildfire smoke atmospheric injection heights, and global climate change. During my undergrad at UC Irvine, my research focused on the relationship between climate change and invasive species in Southern California.
I'm also a recipient of the 2022 UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a past NSF Ridge to Reef Fellow and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scholar at NASA-JPL.