Research Interests

In my research and collaborative work, I use a combination of ship-based and satellite data and models of varying complexity to better understand the unique physical and biogeochemical oceanography of the Southern Ocean. As a major mediator of climate through heat and carbon exchange, the Southern Ocean is a key player in the climate system yet remains a relatively large unknown due to infrequent and sparse sampling. A deeper understanding of this vast, complex, and important ocean makes it possible for us to identify and contextualize recent change and inform and improve modeling efforts to predict future change.

Current Position

I'm currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder working with Donata Giglio and collaboratively with a team at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. I also love going to sea to help collect data for the oceanographic community.

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