Snippets of what I'm up to...
(updated August 2021)

On the Air: Talking about the atmospheric river & drought connection on NPR

Quoted in KQED and All Things Considered stories about changes to atmospheric rivers and the connection to drought.

Awarded PPFP; Moved to University of Minnesota!

January 2021: I'm honored to have been selected as a President's Postdoctoral Fellow for faculty diversity at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

July 2021: I officially started as a Postdoctoral Associate, working with Prof. Heidi Roop! and am looking forward to my time in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate.


Defended May 18, 2021

Commenced June 14, 2021

thanks for the lessons, stanford!

On the Air: Guest on Climate One Podcast

On the Air: Guest on Water Talk Podcast

In the News: Research featured in Eos magazine

Poster Presentation - AGU 2019

Title: Quantifying Moisture- vs. Wind-Dominated Atmospheric Rivers

Date: Dec 2019

Location: AGU Fall Meeting - San Francisco, CA

New Paper Accepted - May 2019

My work on atmospheric river temperature trends is out in JGR-A. Link to the paper is here: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018JD029860

Poster Presentation - EGU 2019

Invited Talk: "Hard Earth" Seminar Series Winter 2019

Date: January 22, 2019

Location: Stanford University

Poster Presentation - AGU Fall Meeting 2018

Title: Flavors of Atmospheric Rivers: Moisture or Wind Dominated?

Date: December 2018

Location: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting - Washington, DC, USA

Atmospheric Science Co-Chair @ 2018 Graduate Climate Conference

I had the pleasure of attending, presenting, and co-charing a session at the Graduate Climate Conference in beautiful Pack Forest, WA.

I presented my work on atmospheric river temperature trends and co-chaired the Atmospheric Sciences Session, titled, "Means, Extremes, and In-Betweens".


GCC conference attendees! Photo credit: @gradclimateconf

Selected into 11th DARE fellowship cohort 2018-2020

Photo credit: Stanford VPGE

I am honored to be selected to join the 11th cohort of DARE scholars at Stanford. The DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to advanced doctoral students who want to prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate.

Looking forward to learning from my colleagues in the next two years and together diversifying academia in the years to come!

Oral Presentation - International Atmospheric Rivers Conference 2018

It was a pleasure to present my atmospheric river temperature research at the 2nd IARC and hear about the exciting atmospheric research happening around the globe!

Date: 28 June 2018

Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA

Stanford Earth Research Review 2018

Date: 13 April 2018

Title: Temperatures, Tracks, and Trends of US West Coast Atmospheric Rivers

Location: School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, CA

Outreach at AAUW Expand Your Horizons Conference - Orinda, CA

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Expand Your Horizons (EYH) STEM Conference for middle school girls. My colleague Danielle Touma and I taught classes on the causes and consequences of climate change and the variety of career paths that intersect with climate change science and solutions.

Date: 17 March 2018

Location: St. Mary's College, Orinda, CA

BASC 2018 Symposium

I presented my work at the annual Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center (BASC) symposium.

Date: 2 February 2018

Title: Recent Trends in West Coast Atmospheric River Temperatures

Location: Berkeley, CA

AGU 2017 presentation

I was at the AGU Fall Meeting presenting my work on atmospheric river temperatures. Had a fantastic time exchanging ideas and reconnecting with colleagues.

Title: A33H-2494 - Observed Trends in West Coast Atmospheric River Temperatures

Date: 13 December, 2017, 13:40 - 18:00

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Poster Hall D-F

Qualifying Exam

Date: 1 June 2017

I passed my qualifying exam, successfully advancing to PhD candidacy!

2nd Place Oral Presentation - Stanford Earth Research Review 2017

Date: 14 April 2017

Title: Changes and Characteristics of West Coast Atmospheric Rivers

Location: Stanford University, CA

Poster Presentation - AGU 16

Date: 16 December 2016

Title: Observed North Pacific Atmospheric Rivers in Conditions of a Warming Climate

Location: 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Poster Presentation - International atmospheric rivers conference

Date: 11 August 2016

Title: Response of North Pacific Atmospheric Rivers to Climate Change Conditions

Location: 2016 International Atmospheric Rivers Conference, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA

Link to poster: http://cw3e.ucsd.edu/ARconf2016/Posters/Gonzales_IARC2016.pdf

Poster Presentation - Stanford Earth Research Review

Date: 15 April 2016

Title: An Atmospheric River's Response to Climate Change

Location: Annual Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Research Review Symposium; Stanford, CA