Welcoming New Students in Fall 2017

Sep 18, 2017

We are welcoming three new students into our research group for the Fall 2017 term: Asthin Massie, Juliet Pilewskie, and Julia Shates!

Ashtin graduated from UW-Madison with undergraduate degrees in Geography and Atmospheric Science. As an undergraduate, she worked in a paleoecology lab on campus where they used lake sediment cores to learn about changes in vegetation and climate since the last deglaciation. Her graduate research project in the group involves developing an algorithm to estimate ice cloud properties using multiple A-train satellites.

Juliet comes from University of Colorado-Boulder, where she received a BA in physics. Most of her undergraduate research involved studying the stability of dust rings around the centaur (minor planet) Chariklo, but she also completed an REU at the MIT Haystack observatory where she studied surface deformations around the Kilauea volcano using InSAR and GPS data. Her graduate research project entails understanding how various parameters affect convective processes in high clouds.

Julia studied Earth System Science and Spanish at UC Irvine where she did undergraduate research on atmospheric variability in the Southern Hemisphere. She also researched atmospheric variability as an intern at the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes at Colorado State University. Before coming to Madison, she taught science outdoors to 5th and 6th graders in the mountains of Southern California. Now, Julia looks forward to working on a graduate project investigating arctic climate from snowflakes and snowfall regimes to cloud feedbacks and effects on distant regions.