Research Interests

  • Climate Variability, Change, Extremes and Modeling
  • East African Hydroclimate
  • Impact of Large Volcanic Eruptions on Climate
  • Arctic Climate and Moisture Transport
  • ITCZ and ENSO, Monsoon, Storm Tracks



I am a postdoc in Prof. Gabriel Vecchi's group in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. My research is focused on better understanding climate fluctuations and extremes on timescales ranging from sub-seasonal to long-term climate change, as well as why the mean climate of the planet is the way it is.

I received my B.S and M.S. from Peking University in China, supervised by Prof. Benkui Tan; and Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from Columbia University, with the dissertation The Hydroclimate of East Africa: Seasonal cycle, Decadal Variability, and Human induced Climate Change, supervised by Prof. Richard Seager and Prof. Mark A. Cane. My Ph.D. work also involved a lot of collaboration with Dr. Bradfield Lyon at IRI of Columbia University.