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I am a physical oceanographer in the department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. My group strives to understand the ocean’s role in the Earth’s climate system. We use a combination of state of the art observations (e.g. autonomous vehicles), models, and theory to study the dynamics of large-scale current systems and how they redistribute heat and play a role in air-sea interaction. We particularly focus on how turbulent processes at the mesoscale and submesoscale (10-100 km spatial scales, daily-seasonal time scales) feedback onto the larger climate system, which are small-scale processes that are not routinely resolved in current climate models due to computational limitations.