joined NOAA in 2007 as a research oceanographer at the Laboratory for Satellite
Altimetry. Prior to joining NOAA, he was an assistant research professor at the
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado. He
received a BS in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS and PhD in
Physics from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He was a post-doctoral fellow
at the University of Texas's Center for Space Research in Austin. He was an
Environmental Health Specialist for the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Health
Department and Assistant Director of National Youth Science Camp.
As the NOAA Jason Program Scientist and Project Scientist, he co-chairs the Ocean
Surface Topography Science Team. He has been a member of the NOAA Water Team, NASA
Sea Level Change Team, the GRACE Science Team, Sentinel-3 Validation Team, ESA
CryoSat Team, AltiKa Science Team, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change Working Group I. He served as Assistant Editor of Remote Sensing Environment
from 2018-2019 and the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting Geodesy Section
Program Chair from 2016 to 2018. He was a recipient of a NOAA Administrator's
Award in 2012 and a Bronze Medal in 2018.