Jake Huff works with models to examine how vulnerable communities are to flood risk. He models 100-year flooding events to determine how far they could extend into urban areas and how they might impact the communities in those areas. His goal is to apply this research in a way that helps the communities better understand local climate change impacts and make resilient infrastructure decisions to mitigate them.
Huff has a master’s degree in marine and atmospheric science from Stony Brook University and earned his bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University. His previous work involved studying tropical cyclones and their interactions with aerosols. He has also worked on extreme precipitation analysis as a GIS technician.
Growing up, Huff enjoyed watching storms and learning about how they worked. Huff grew up in the small Indiana town of Medaryville with a graduating high school class of just 60 people. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.