John is a first-year undergraduate who grew up in Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, and St. Louis before coming to UW to study Atmospheric Science. His deep-rooted love for snow drew him to the Mountain Hydrology Group, where he manages the Zooniverse Snow Spotter Citizen Science program. In his free time, John enjoys skiing, backpacking, climbing, playing the cello, and occasionally baking bread. He dreams of someday becoming an avalanche forecaster to give back to the outdoor community and further pursue his passion for snow.