Alrick Green is a MS student in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University and a Cohort-2 NCAS-M Fellow. His area of study constitutes WRF modeling of Atlantic tropical cyclones and changes in cloud microphysical properties associated with rapid intensification and eyewall replacement cycle in Hurricane Maria (2017). He is interested in the NCAS-M focus area Improved Quantification of Forecast Uncertainty. His project supports the NCAS-M theme of interdisciplinary scientific research for building resilient communities against weather extremes. His recent research experience involves using high resolution (0.75km) WRF numerical simulations to investigate how cloud-microphysical properties may have enhanced Maria’s rapid intensification (RI) and eyewall replacement cycle (ERC) in a well-favored environmental condition.