I am an engineer, climate scientist, and policy scholar. I have studied climate impacts and adaptation for over a decade, publishing nearly a dozen peer-reviewed articles, reports, and books on probabilistic climate risk assessment, climate adaptation decision-making, and assessments of public policies relevant to the physical impacts of climate change and natural hazards. I also regularly peer review climate risk research.
Climate change is causing non-trivial changes in natural hazards and risks. Credible risk management decision-making, planning, communication, and research must account for climate change and its uncertainties.
My work often involves:
My hope is that these efforts will save lives, save valuable economic resources, and improve overall human well-being.
I am a contributing author of American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks in the United States. I previously was a research fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). I also served as an air pollution engineer at both the California Air Resources Board and Ramboll.
I completed my PhD in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) Program at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. I received an MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California-Davis and a BS in atmospheric and oceanic science from UW-Madison.