CW3E Graduate Student Awarded the UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship

June 24, 2020

CW3E Graduate Student Tashiana Osborne was recently awarded the UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship. This is a competitive fellowship awarded to promising students in the final stages of their doctoral work who demonstrate strong potential for university teaching and research. Tashiana’s dissertation research defines, detects, and characterizes extreme intra-storm changes in the partitioning of rain and snow across California, and associated hydrologic impacts. Many of these cool season storms are linked to atmospheric rivers which form above tropical Pacific Ocean regions. Upon reaching land and interacting with topography, precipitating storms may provide beneficial water, but can also alter atmospheric conditions. Swift, significant changes can present challenges for forecasting and introduce flood, ice, or snow hazards. Tashiana aligns objectives with UN Sustainable Development Goals designed as blueprints for achieving a safer, more sustainable and equitable future.

Five students received the UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship this year, and Tashiana was the only recipient from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. CW3E is very proud to share Tashiana’s latest achievement.