I recently received my PhD from the University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Department. My research with Abby Swann in the Ecoclimate Lab focused on the sensitivity of vegetation to interannual variability in temperature and precipitation to better quantify climate constraints across the globe. Previously I worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena as a Mechanical Engineer. I am interested in how vegetation across the world is shaped and shapes the climate, the urban design of cities to reduce their climate impact, and the human settlement of space.