Amy Hudson is a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, with a minor in statistics. Amy received her B.S in Mathematics and M.S. in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Maryland, where she identified sources of uncertainty in energy analyses and methods for their reduction. Her current research involves quantifying the spatial and temporal patterns in climate and vegetation interactions. The North Pacific Jet Stream influences precipitation distribution across the continental United States, which in turn impacts plant growth. Amy is using tree-ring records and citizen-science based phenology datasets from the U.S. National Phenology Network to capture jet stream shifts and improve predictions for extreme weather events.