Cari Gostic is a senior majoring in atmospheric science, and minoring in horticulture and climate change. She is interested in research that explores the effects of climate change on ecology and food security. Though she has taken many courses on the mechanisms behind climate change, she would like to shift her focus to the implications that rising atmospheric CO2 will have for natural and agricultural systems. This past summer, she performed research in the Biological, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program. She explored the thermodynamic conditions that facilitate the development from shallow to deep convection in the Amazon Rainforest, which is poorly represented in current climate models and leads to temporal errors in projections. On campus, she is in the Cornell Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, a captain of the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team (the Thorny Roses), and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.