Position title: Diversity & Inclusion Member
I am a second-year postdoc with the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), a NOAA Cooperative Institute housed within UW-Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC). As a volcanologist, I study a variety of volcanic phenomena from orbit. My work at UW has focused on developing tools for the detection and characterization of volcanic ash and gases as well as thermal activity in support of volcano monitoring and aviation safety. I completed my undergraduate work at Hamilton College in upstate New York and later my PhD at the University at Buffalo. As a member of the UWPA D&I Committee, I am committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university landscape. My interest and studies in the intersection of natural processes and society reminds me every day of the urgent need for social, racial, and environmental justice and that in the STEM community, diversity is our largest asset.