Biogeochemistry and Nutrients; Education and Outreach; Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Current role in the field of ocean sciences: Post-doc
Area(s) of expertise within ocean sciences: I have two different lines of research. The first line of research studies the marine nitrogen cycle, including denitrification and ammonia oxidation in the Pacific Ocean. I investigate how the nitrogen cycle may change as a result of climate forcing.
The second line of research involves the scholarship of teaching and learning. Here, I investigate the most effective means of teaching undergraduate courses.
Interest in becoming a mentor: I am chair of the Teaching and Mentoring subcommittee at ASLO. Mentoring other early career scientists at society meetings is a very important activity for members because it forms new and lasting relationships and it allows newer members to get to know the society better. I have mentored 3 undergraduate students at two past Ocean Sciences Meetings. I thoroughly enjoyed the experiences, and I am still in contact with many of them as they continue their science careers.
Languages spoken, in addition to English: N/A
Highest Degree Earned: Doctorate
Career Stage: Early