Undergraduate Students

If you are a current UCSB undergraduate student interested in gaining earth system science research experience, send me an e-mail. We can talk about potential projects and find an opportunity that would interest you. Potential funding opportunities include:

Graduate Students

We’re always looking for new group members with diverse perspectives, rigorous quantitative preparation, and strong motivation for pursuing innovative resesarch. Prospective students wishing to pursue a PhD in the WAVES Lab should contact Kelly (caylor@ucsb.edu). Please include a brief statement of your interests and a pdf of your CV. Students should apply to either PhD program in the Department of Geography or the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. The deadline for both programs is mid-December. In order to facilitate the evaluation process, it is important to mention that you are interested in working with me on your application and in your research statement.

Prospective and current students are strongly encouraged to apply for national fellowships. Some opportunities include:

Postdoctoral Researchers

While there are no funded postdoctoral opportunties in the lab right now, if you are interested in joining our group, please reach out. We are always happy to help you apply for competitive national felllowships, including but not limited to:

If you think our group and your background would be a good fit, please email a CV and description of your research interests to caylor@ucsb.edu.


We generally don’t have funding for visitors. However, if you are a self-funded graduate student, or funded researcher interested in visiting our group for a short (or long!) stay, send me an e-mail. Please include a statement of research and information about your visit’s objectives and potential/confirmed means of support during your stay.

Finally, if you are a high school student, a K-12 educator, or an undergraduate student at another University interested in summer research opportunities in our lab, please e-mail. With sufficient lead time, we may be able to secure funding to allow you to get involved in our research.