Christian joined the Russell Lab in the fall of 2020. He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in geology from UCLA (2018) and CSULA (2020) respectively. Christian's past research involved the use of clumped isotope analysis of Permian age brachiopods to infer past climate conditions at the Tripati Lab and the use of satellite remote sensing aerosol optical depth retrievals in conjunction with PM2.5 ground monitors to train generalized additive models (GAM) predicting air quality in the state of California at JPL. Currently, Christian is interested in the use of satellite remote sensing data to tease out the effects of aerosol on cloud microphysical properties and lifetime and ultimately their impact on climate. In his free time, Christian loves reading fictional novels, attending music festivals, and hiking.