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In January 2025, I will be joining the faculty of Sustainable Earth Systems Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Stay tuned for opportunities for students and postdocs to join our team!

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University. I am working with Dr. Andrew Wittenberg to understand climate model biases in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
 

Before joining GFDL, I was an Advanced Study Program (ASP) postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAR) and worked with Dr. Stephen Yeager and Dr. Clara Deser on climate variability and predictability on interannual to decadal timescales. I received my Ph.D. in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, where I studied the dynamics and multi-year predictability of El Niño-Southern Oscillation events under the guidance of Dr. Yuko Okumura.

I was born in Yangzhou, a city sitting on the north bank of the Yangtze River for over 2,500 years. I was not interested in science at all but stochastically chose Atmospheric Sciences (climatology) as my college major at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. This unexpected initial perturbation even brought me to the U.S. for graduate school in 2015. The 'weather' of my daily working days is still stochastic, but I hope the more deterministic but still changing component, the 'climate' of my career, is always a joyful choice!

 

Here is a copy of my CV (updated 12/2023).

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