Ronnie completed his BS in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and is now a Doctoral Research Assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder. His current research interests are: assimilating soil moisture to estimate irrigation, developing a continental soil evaporation data set, and creating a remotely sensed ensemble of the terrestrial water balance. Ronnie has worked on land surface modeling and data assimilation with NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland in the Summer of 2018 and NASA's Land Information System team in the Summer of 2019.