Project Scientist

Biogeochemistry and Nutrients; Chemical Tracers, DOM and Trace Metals

Current role in the field of ocean sciences: Associate Project Scientist

Area(s) of expertise within ocean sciences: I study the cycling of major carbon and nitrogen reservoirs in the sea – on modern to millennial timescales. I use stable isotopic (δ13C, δ15N) measurements coupled with radiocarbon dating (Δ14C) to constrain sources, sinks and the turnover times of dissolved and suspended particulate organic matter (DOM, POMsusp) in the marine environment. My current research is focused on exploring the relationships between detrital organic matter physical size, chemical composition and reactivity (14C-age) as a powerful new tool for understanding organic matter transformation and degradation pathways in the coastal and open ocean.

Interest in becoming a mentor: I am interested in participating in programs which seek to promote diversity and inclusion in the Natural Sciences. At the beginning of my science career I found meetings to be daunting experiences, and felt I often missed many connections and opportunities by not knowing how to navigate the meeting, networking, efficiently find talks I was interested in, finding new opportunities for graduate school programs, etc. I surely would have taken advantage of such a mentoring program if it had existed back then! I have served as an Ocean Sciences mentor in the past as a graduate student and greatly enjoyed it. I hope you will give me the opportunity to participate once again.

Languages spoken, in addition to English: Working knowledge in Spanish.

Highest Degree Earned: Doctorate

Career Stage: Early