Graduate Student, Atmospheric Sciences
Astrobiology Areas of Interest: Life in Extreme Environments, Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures, Education & Outreach
I am a first year graduate student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences studying cloud-aerosol interactions and their implications for planetary climates. I am interested generally in the biological modification of planetary atmospheres, and in particular the role of bioaerosols in forming and modifying clouds and the potential role of clouds as aerobiological habitats. I am also interested in how clouds and aerosols affect planetary albedo, with implications ranging from the climate sensitivity to anthropogenic greenhouse forcing on Earth to the habitability (or inhabitability) of extrasolar planets.