ABOUT ME

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography at the Texas A&M University. My research focuses on climate variability, climate predictability, and model development. I am most interested in research that has immediate applications to societal needs. For instance, by providing decision makers with improved predictions of the timing and amount of precipitation for the rainy season, they can make better informed decisions that impact global food security, electricity generation, and water management.

 

The prediction of monsoon systems and monsoon representation in climate models remains a challenge. My research has been focused on understanding the sources of monsoon variability and investigating ways of improving the prediction of monsoon systems. I work on problems related to atmospheric convection on range of timescales: from convective parameterization issues to sub-seasonal and seasonal predictability. In my research I make use of regional atmospheric models and global coupled climate models as well as multivariate analysis.

I am also a goof! See me fall trying to ice skate here

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Climate Modeling & Model Development

Implementing modifications to climate models with the purpose of reducing model biases and increasing prediction skill

2009 - 2013

Doctor Degree in Geography

Department of Geography - University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA

Monsoon Predictability

Investigating the predictability of monsoon systems

Tropical Climatology

Investigating mechanisms whereby climate phenomena impact the distribution of precipitation

Climate and Human Interactions

Interdisciplinary collaborations to provide climate-related information to decision makers

2006 - 2008

Master Degree in Meteorology

Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG) - Dept. Atmospheric Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil

2001 - 2005

Bachelor Degree in Meteorology

Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG) - Dept. Atmospheric Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil