Hello! I am an graduate research assistant with a passion for improving air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental justice. In my free time I enjoy playing sports, doing puzzles, and coming up with designs for things that a never get around to building.
I am involved with collecting in-situ aircraft measurements of greenhouse gases (mainly carbon dioxide and methane) and air quality pollutants (such as photochemical smog, carbon monoxide, and black carbon) with Russ Dickerson's research group. As a research flight specialist I have logged over 300 flight hours as a solo scientist. This hands-on involvement has not only deepened my understanding of atmospheric dynamics but has also equipped me with the skills to navigate the complexities of airborne data collection, instrumentation, data management, andmaking tangible contributions to advancing our understanding of environmental processes and impacts.
Photo infront of the UMD research Cessna 402B with Phillip Stratton (left) and pilot Nizar Bechara (right).