Welcome

I am a Ph.D. student at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College studying my favorite topics of snow and ice. I received my B.A. from Middlebury College in environmental studies and chemistry, and my M.S. from the University of Vermont in mathematics. Currently I am researching the polar transport of bromide and other sea salts from the ocean into the atmosphere, and its impact on tropospheric ozone photochemistry. Specifically, I am trying to identify the mechanism by which these substances enter the boundary layer, hypothesized to be blowing snow. My fieldwork takes me to Barrow, Alaska for the Arctic spring and to Antarctica (the Ross sea area...appropriately named) for the austral spring.

You can follow my field adventures from My Blog


Beyond my research, I enjoy getting outside as much as possible, and I am thankful to live in the beautiful state of Vermont, which provides easy access to the Green, White, and Adirondack Mountains. I am an avid skier, frequently hitting the bumps and woods of Mad River Glen, Jay Peak, Killington, Dartmouth Skiway, Tuckerman's Ravine, and the backcountry of VT. I thoroughly enjoy adventure racing, especially the events put on by GMARA. Although VT is my home, I love traveling and have a life goal of visiting the same number of countries as my age. In addition, I am working on hiking the highest point in every state (35 down, 15 to go). Every once in awhile, if forced to be inside, I'll enjoy quality VT beer, Boston sports, and a good game of cards.