Associate Professor Gretchen L. Mullendore received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 2003 and her B.S. in Geophysics
from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998. She worked as a postgraduate research associate at University of California, Los Angeles, from 2004 to 2007. Recent work has focused on convection initiation due to convectively-generated gravity waves and the forecasting of coastal clouds in Southern California. Past research includes tropospheric-stratospheric exchange in deep convection and the adaptation of cloud-resolving models for new applications.