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In short: if you are interested in joining the group, please don't hesitate to email Alex with an explanation of your background and your interests

Undergraduate and Masters students

If you are a current Stanford undergraduate or MS student interested in gaining research experience at the intersection of remote sensing and earth system science, send me an e-mail at We can talk about several project options to find one that would interest you. If you are not currently at Stanford, please note that the Earth System Science MS program is very small and I do not accept students to this program.

Prospective PhD students

Prospective students wishing to pursue a PhD in our group are encouraged to e-mail Alex at Please include a CV. Students should apply to the PhD program in Earth System Science. The deadline for the program is in early December. Please mention that you are interested in working with me on your application - this will help the evaluation process. Either before or during their tenure at Stanford, students are encouraged to apply for national fellowships. Students with strong quantitative backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Please note that I do not accept terminal MS students in my group.


Postdoctoral fellows

If you are interested in a postdoctoral position in the group, please send me an email.

Stanford has a university-wide competitive postdoctoral fellowship program, the Stanford Science Fellows. The next deadline is likely to be in November 2021. Additionally, the Stanford EARTH postdoctoral fellowship program is a competitive fellowship for postdocs committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications are due in early December.

We can also help you apply for competitive national felllowships, including but not limited to:

    NSF Earth Science postdoctoral fellowships (next deadline September 2021)
    NOAA Climate and Global Change fellowship (next deadline January 2021)
    L'Oreal USA for Women in Science fellowship (next deadline February 2021)
    James S. McDonnel Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex System Science (next deadline June 2021)
    USDA AFRI Postdoctoral Fellowship (next deadline: June 2021)