I use physics-based equations to describe oceans circulation and its influence on earth system processes.  My Ph.D. work highlights the importance of tide-topography interactions on Antarctic ice sheet mass loss in the Weddell Sea using results from the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS).  Currently, I am investigating oil spill risks in the Salish Sea using the SalishSeaCast ocean circulation model and the MOHID oil spill model.  This work is for a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia that is being supervised by Prof. Susan Allen.  We are collaborating with the research teams of Profs. Stephanie Chang (UBC) and Haibo Niu (Dalhousie) to create an integrated research platform based on physical science, computational engineering, and social science.  My goal is to help create the information necessary to inform good decision-making.

My interest in oceanography was seeded while sailing on and exploring the oceans in my formative years.  Being on the water enlivens me and piques my scientific curiosity unlike anything else.  This innate curiosity fuels my scientific inquiry. When I am not doing science, I enjoy sailing, practicing qigong, practicing yoga, being in nature, cooking, spending time with my son, seeking inspiration and learning around how to improve myself as a mother and human being, and engaging the world at large.