I was born in the Big Apple, but grew up in suburban Weston, CT and hyper-urban Tokyo, Japan, where I lived from the age of 7 to 12. I went to Harvard for college, where I pursued many interests starting with E’s—Earth and Planetary Science, East Asian Studies, Environmental Policy. Following my junior year, I took a one-year hiatus from undergraduate study to work as a fashion model abroad in Athens, Milan, Tokyo, and New York City. I am now a 5th year PhD student in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton, where I study the dynamics of earth’s climate. During the day I am usually immersed in computer code and scientific papers at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab at Forrestal Campus—a government-funded lab that develops mathematical models of the climate system. Currently I am finishing up a project on mountain glacier change since the last ice age, and embarking on a study of arid regions in central Asia. In my non-science time, I was an active ballet and modern dancer, but now I focus on yoga, fitness, skiing, and scuba diving. I also enjoy seeing art exhibits, practicing my Mandarin Chinese, and perfecting gluten-free baking. I am so excited to meet and converse with all of you Rocky residents! If you see me around, please do not hesitate to say hi.
Department: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences