Robert is a doctoral student in the Applied Mathematics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program. He is from Staten Island, New York and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from City University of New York. His research focus is the use of partial differential equations to answer applied questions in the field of atmospheric sciences, particularly those related to the creation of robust mathematical analyses and modeling of meteorological phenomenon and systems. He enjoys both the theory and the teaching of mathematics, and he has served as a math tutor and teacher. Robert looks forward to continuing communicating the importance of mathematics to a variety of situations and disciplines. He is also an avid hiker and is excited to explore Southern Arizona’s trails.