About me

I am a theoretical and computational biogeochemical oceanographer. I currently work as a post-doctoral researcher with Naomi Levine at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. I completed my PhD in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at MIT, advised by Mick Follows. I am interested in the relationships between microbial activity and global biogeochemistry. My research combines knowledge of microbial metabolisms and the physical transport within the earth system to gain a mechanistic understanding of biogeochemical cycling. I am interested specifically in the microbially-mediated marine nitrogen and oxygen cycles, with the goal of better understanding the distributions of nitrogen, oxygen, and other nutrients in the context of current ocean warming and deoxygenation. I use modeling as a tool to integrate micro- and global-scale processes.

In the news: “New study sets oxygen-breathing limit for ocean’s hardiest organisms”

In the news: “Understanding Microbial Competition for Nitrogen”