Update: I am excited to announce that in January 2022, I will be joining the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology (DGE) on the campus of Stanford University as a Principal Investigator at DGE and Assistant Professor (by courtesy) at Stanford! I have openings for two postdocs to join my group. Please contact me if interested.
I am a theoretical and computational biogeochemist and microbial ecologist. I am currently a Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Microbial Ecology, working at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, advised by Dr. Naomi Levine. I completed my PhD in Climate Physics and Chemistry in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), advised by Dr. Mick Follows. In my research, I aim to understand the relationships between microbial activity, global biogeochemistry, and the climate system. My work 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, oxygen, and organic matter cycles, with the goal of better understanding the transformations of these nutrients in the context of current ocean warming and deoxygenation. I use mathematical models as tools to integrate micro- and global-scale processes.