My goal in mentoring is to help my mentee achieve his/her maximum potential through providing advice on whatever topic the mentee requires (how to help mentee define own goals and grow to their maximum potential, work/life balance, hunting for jobs/graduate schools, study skills, learning on what you are interested in, how to handle multiple deadlines/courses, etc.)
Higher Education and Employment Background:
- Professor School of Meteorology & Director CIMMS, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
- Participated and/or led 29 field programs using aircraft to measure cloud properties.
- Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.
- Research Scientist, studying clouds, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.
- Bachelors in Mathematics & Physics, University of Toronto.
- Postdoctoral Work, clouds and climate, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.
- Masters & Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics, specializing in cloud physics. University of Toronto.
Life Defining Moments in Meteorology and Higher Education:
- Obtained summer job as 2nd year undergraduate student at Environment Canada that introduced me to field of cloud physics and changed the course of my career.
- Involvement in field campaigns in Malaysia and Fiji convinced me I wanted to study observational cloud physics so that I could combine my interests in travel and science.
- Moving from NCAR to Illinois allowed me to pursue interests in teaching and mentoring students, rather than doing all of the research on my own.
- Moving from Illinois to Oklahoma allowed me to have greater influence on direction of science research rather than just managing a small group, conducting research on improving forecasts to safe lives and reduce property damage.