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Rachel Tam

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1301 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Advisor: Professor Cristian Proistosescu


Rachel Tam is a graduate student working with Professor Cristian Proistosescu in the Proistosescu Research Group

Prior to joining the Department of Atmospheric Science at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Rachel majored in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and minored in Climate Change Studies at University of California, San Diego. 

With a strong interest in cloud feedbacks and their impacts on climate sensitivity, Rachel's research focuses on climate dynamics and radiation and is currently working on constraining climate sensitivity with statistical learning methods. 




  • Master of Science (M Sc.) in Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in-progress.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, University of California, San Diego, 2021.
    • Minor in Climate Change Studies