I am a Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute, where I work in the Planetary Science Directorate in Boulder, CO. I study the climate dynamics of terrestrial atmospheres through the use atmospheric models of varying complexity, including general circulation models and mesoscale models. I am also involved in instrument development, using new laser based techniques to observe atmospheres and surfaces both in situ and remotely. Finally, I am a member of the Project ESPRESSO team, which is a virtual institute funded by NASA's SSERVI program. Project ESPRESSO will enable and enhance future solar system exploration by developing the tools and techniques that both robotic and human explorers will need.