I obtained my PhD in Oceanography from University of Chicago in 2010, and I am currently employed as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Oceanography (JISAO) at the University of Washington. My research investigates mechanisms for exchange of biogeochemical tracers between the coastal and open ocean through the use of numerical models.  For example, nitrate supply on the east coast of the US from the open ocean, or mechanisms for the export of iron in upwelling systems. Currently, I am working on a modeling project concerning ocean acidification and hypoxia in the coastal ocean of Washington and Oregon.

 Research Interests:
  • The role of the coastal ocean in global biogeochemical cycles 
  • How are dissolved nutrients transported on and off the continental margins? Do particulate nutrients behave differently?
  • What is the relative role of in situ remineralization of organic matter vs the transport of low-oxygen source water to oxygen dynamics on the shelf in upwelling regimes?
  • Ocean acidification
  • How climate change will impact the coastal ocean.

 Teaching assistant:
  • Ice Age Earth
  • Global Warming
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Field Course in Oceanography