I completed my doctoral degree at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) in Atmospheric Sciences. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a major in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. I also have a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from UNR with emphasis in atmospheric aerosol physics. In line with my academic experience, I worked for two years as a software.
I have worked on a broad range of topics, including: 1) the impact of weather and local circulations in aerosol physical properties and aerosol transport, 2) evaluation of aerosol satellite retrievals in the western U.S., 3) air quality modeling using aerosol satellite retrievals and data assimilation techniques, and 4) studying the atmospheric processes affecting the complex relationship between surface PM2.5 concentrations and columnar aerosol optical depth.