Degree Program: PhD
My current project involves the western Pacific Ocean, where sea-level rise rates are currently up to five times faster than the global mean. The eastern Pacific, on the other hand, is experiencing little to no rise in sea-level. Since ocean water expands as it warms, I can use sea-level as a fingerprint of heat stored in all layers of the ocean.
Before returning to school for my PhD I was a high school teacher for 10 years. I love teaching and would like to be a geoscience professor after graduating.