He completed a master’s degree in Physical Oceanography from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. As a student and research assistant, he oversaw the validation, development, and operational implementation of the Simulating Waves Nearshore model (SWAN) that CARICOOS uses for wave forecasting and related impacts for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Currently, he is the Lead Meteorologist at DOC/NOAA/National Weather Service/Weather Forecast Office in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is responsible for analyzing meteorological data from a variety of sources to prepare and issue forecast products, advisories, and warnings concerning a number of hazardous weather conditions, such as severe weather, high winds, flash floods, and storms.
CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System