Research Interests

Julie’s research interests stem from trying to understand weather and climate in order to better prepare for extreme events and future conditions. These efforts include using historical observations to understand historical weather variability in the Western US and the impacts associated with this variability as well as future projections of climate variability. She is actively involved with the California 4th Climate Assessment with a focus in sea level projections and the regional application of the information that is coming out of the effort. Julie engages with regional stakeholders to better understand how this climate and weather information can be applied in decision making.


  • PhD 2014 Rutgers University, Oceanography
  • MS 2010 University of Rhode Island, Oceanography
  • BA 2003 Scripps College, Chemistry

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