About me

Research

I am a PhD student in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Beal. My research focuses on the heat transport of the Indian Ocean, with a particular focus on the Agulhas Current. I am first and foremost an observationalist, and I am very excited to gain more cruise experience as part of my PhD.

Cruise experience

15 day Agulhas System Climate Array (ASCA) cruise from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, ZA (2016). Included mooring work, drifter deployment, and CTD casts.

Skills

I have programming experience in Matlab and python, and I am advanced SCUBA certified.

Other Interests

I am an avid runner. In 2015 I completed the Miami Marathon, and on my 21st birthday I ran the Chicago Ultramarathon 50 km. Recently, I'm more interested in 5k's to half marathons, however I do hope to run the Boston Marathon and the Two Oceans (ultra) Marathon sometime in the next few years. I also work with the University of Miami undergraduate chapter of oSTEM, a national organization which promotes education and leadership of LGBTQ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Graduate courses

Courses Completed
  • Intro to Atmospheric Science
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I/II
  • Applied Data Analysis
  • Large Scale Ocean Circulation
  • Air Sea Interactions
  • Mesoscale Oceanography
  • Climate Variability
  • Data Management in the Research Environment
Courses where I was a teaching assistant

Previous Education

I have a BA from Northwestern University, with majors in Math, Earth Science, and Integrated Science and a minor in Gender Studies.