Staff Scientist

High Latitude Environments; Past; Present and Future Climate; Physical Oceanography/Ocean Circulation

Current role in the field of ocean sciences: Federal or State Employee

Area(s) of expertise within ocean sciences: My expertise is in the dynamics of the large-scale ocean circulation. Specific areas of interest are the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Agulhas Leakage, topographically-trapped ocean variability, the role of the ocean in Pacific Decadal Variability, ocean and sediment dynamics in the Argentine Basin, and the dynamics of the Southern Ocean. I am currently leading a large project studying different aspects of high-latitude climate change, including biogeochemical responses and impacts on the cryosphere. My research is mostly theoretical/numerical.

Interest in becoming a mentor: I like mentoring students and early career scientists; I think it is very rewarding to help them with their careers. As an employee of a federal lab, I have limited opportunities to interact with students, so this is a great opportunity for me to try to help students. I also know how ‘lost’ someone can be at a big conference, especially as an early career scientist who does not have a strong network yet. I’d be happy to help students connect to people and expand their network a bit. My experience mentoring two students at last year’s Ocean Sciences meeting in Honolulu was very rewarding.

Languages spoken, in addition to English: Dutch

Highest Degree Earned: Doctorate

Career Stage: Mid