September 5, 2014
Colin has been interested in hurricanes and cyclones since he was a kid. When it came time for graduate school, he knew he wanted to study weather and cyclones. While his department represents only one third of the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences program, this small but mighty group has taken their field by storm.
His journey to the University of Michigan was a joint venture. As happens with many graduate students, Colin and his girlfriend were applying to graduate programs at the same time. This complicated their efforts, but Michigan had nationally-ranked programs for both of them. “At the end of the day, it was an easy decision.” he says.