I’m a physical oceanographer excited about utilizing my background in industry, science, and engineering to leverage different ocean observing technologies to solve problems of practical and societal importance.
I am presently a PhD candidate in Oceanography in the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership at Rutgers University (RUCOOL) working with Dr. Travis Miles. I am funded by the Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. My research is focused on the circulation of the tropical Atlantic. I use gliders equipped with a variety of sensors to identify climatically important water masses and quantify the transport of these water masses through the island passages of the Eastern Caribbean.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, I worked as a Customer Support Applications Engineer on Slocum gliders for Teledyne Webb Research. I was primarily involved with testing and developing new glider software features while also supporting customers via remote field campaigns and technical trainings.
I conducted Master’s work at the University of Delaware with Dr. Matt Oliver in the ORB Lab. While at UD, my research investigated sea surface kinetic energy as a proxy for phytoplankton light limitation in the Southern Ocean through the use of SOCCOM floats as well as satellite and modeled parameters.
Read more about my current and prior research here
My CV can be found here.