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During undergrad, my initial research endeavors started by using global climate models to look at how a changing climate impacts extreme precipitation over Alaska. That then developed from looking at the impacts of a changing climate on extreme precipitation to using global climate models to investigate the transport of water vapor into the stratosphere. Throughout the initial portion of my graduate school journey, I lost interest in looking at the impact of large-scale features on climate using climate models, and began to gain interest in investigating, observationally, small-scale features that are important to constraining climate models and climate sensitivity. From this, my doctoral work focused on how shallow cloud macroscale characteristics, organization, and the environment that they develop in impact warm rain production. This leads into my postdoctoral research which will focus on using satellite observations to investigate factors including precipitation that are important for transitions from closed to open-cell stratocumulus as seen within the major stratocumulus regions over the global oceans.