former PhD student (2015) and Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2016)
Current UCSD research website
A native of the Bay Area, Brian received undergraduate (2005) and master's (2006) degrees from Princeton and Stanford in civil and environmental engineering. Long interested in hydrology, water resources and infrastructure, he worked as an engineer on stormwater and sustainability projects at Hazen and Sawyer in New York City (2006-2010). His work included planning and design of urban stormwater wetlands on Staten Island, N.Y. He received his professional engineering license (Civil, Calif.) in 2009.
In 2010, Brian joined the Mountain Hydrology Research Group as a Ph.D. student under Dr. Jessica Lundquist at the University of Washington. He entered the Ph.D. program to study mountain hydrology and meteorology, in order to better understand the processes that control mountain snowpack and runoff. He received his Ph.D. in 2015, with his dissertation focusing on inferring spatial patterns of high-elevation preciptiation in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Mountain Hydrology Research group in early 2016. Brian was also an officer of the UW chapter of the American Water Resources Association from 2011-2016.
He is now a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, where he is studying the impact of atmospheric rivers on precipitation and the hydrology of California and the west.