About Me

I am interested in the surface mixed layer of the ocean and how turbulence transfers heat and gas across the air-sea interface. I currently study turbulence kinetic energy (TKE) dissipation and the validity of Monin-Obukhov scaling theory as a method of estimating it.

On Saturdays during the semester, I help teach a group of local high school girls the basics of html, css, and python as part of the Columbia University chapter of Girls Who Code.
You can also find me every year at Girls' Science Day at Columbia University and Open House at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
I currently serve on my department's Graduate Student Counsel and on the LDEO Colloqium Committee.

PhD Candidate, Ocean and Climate Physics
Columbia University, New York, New York
Advisor: Christopher Zappa
Lab Website

B.S., Oceanography
The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Advisor: H. Paul Johnson



In February/March of 2018, I participated in a research cruise to Terra Nova Bay in the Ross Sea to help retrieve a mooring put out by our lab the year prior. I took this photo from the helicopter deck of the R/V Araon on a particularly misty afternoon.

Specks in a white expanse

Can you spot the penguins?

Sunset over the pack ice

Ruminating over the fact that I'm wearing the same USAP-issued jacket as David Attenborough did in Frozen Planet.

Girls Who Code Graduation

Girls Who Code pose at the end of our semester on the steps of Low Library.

LDEO Open House

Explaining sea surface salinity (SST) to a young attendee at Open House.

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