Pursuing a doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering with a focus on climatology, and currently working on a project regarding aerosols effects in the atmosphere.

M.S. In geology with published work in planetary geology (Olgin, J. G., B. R. Smith-Konter, and R. T. Pappalardo (2011), Limits of Enceladus’s ice shell thickness from tidally driven tiger stripe shear failure, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02201, doi:10.1029/2010GL044950)

M.S. In physics with a focus on astrophysics. Taught astronomy with a published conference paper in astronomy education (Kastro M. Hamed, and John Olgin (2008, January). Quantifying the Impact of CRS on StudentCourse Achievement. A paper presented at the Winter 2008 National Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Baltimore, MD.)

Research Interests: Remote sensing, computer modeling, climatology and the application of atmospheric science in a multidisciplinary environment.