Christina Aragon is a PhD student and graduate fellow at Oregon State University, where her research focuses on alpine snow and snow-derived water resources. She is particularly interested in understanding the ways in which snow dynamically links together human, ecological, and hydrological systems in a changing climate.
Her prior research focused on large-scale meteorology related to extreme precipitation over the Pacific Northwest, climate model evaluation, and projected changes in freezing levels. She is very excited to be part of Community Snow Observations and guiding a grassroots movement of citizen scientists. She draws from years of backcountry experience assessing avalanche conditions and riding big mountains.