Hello! I’m Jack, a weather science data reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle.
I’m part of the California Weather Wonks, a small but mighty team dedicated to explaining the how and why behind weather in the S.F. Bay Area and California.
My path to science journalism has taken a few twists and turns. I earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology at Princeton Unversity and worked as a data engineer before completing the science communication program at UC Santa Cruz. Since then, I’ve written about a variety of science topics, from dinosaur eggs to heat waves to cancer prevention, through internships and as a freelancer.
Now, I’m excited to have the opportunity to dive into datasets and talk with scientfic experts, to share the fascinating story of Bay Area weather!
SF Chronicle, May 29, 2023
Map shows epic amounts of water gushing through California rivers
SF Chronicle, May 21, 2023
Predicting whether the upcoming winter will bring even more wet weather to California is complicated.
SF Chronicle, May 04, 2023
Satellite images show dramatic swings of California’s snowpack.