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About me

I'm a physical oceanographer originally from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. I started studying the ocean since 2006, when I was an undergraduate at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensenada, MX. I continued my studies as a graduate student at Oregon State University, USA. Currently, I'm working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Insitute of Oceanography at the National Taiwan University. I'm interested in understanding processes observed at different types of ocean fronts. For example, submesoscale instabilities, interleavings, and river plume entrainment. I have been involved in several national and international fieldwork collaborations and enjoyed working with students in the collection and analysis of data. I'm also passionate about creating an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment in academia. Together with other colleagues, we created space in our community to discuss these topics using a social justice framework and focusing on intersectionality. 

Current Research interest 

Currently, I'm working on understanding how river plumes, via mixing at the front of the plume, affect the circulation surrounding it. We hope to answer the following questions:

  • How does the slope of the shelf affect circulation near the plume?

  • What are the scales of the circulation near a plume and what controls them?

  • How does this affect the transport of nutrients and oxygen near the river discharge?

Besides studying river plumes, I'm also working with other early-career scientists in geosciences and water-policy in introducing concepts of social justice to senior scientists and administration. Our goal is to get to the root of the problem if inequality in academia and racism. Our newest topic of discussion is

  • How do conferences approach issues of diversity, equate, and inclusion?

  • How can institutions truly and actively support their BIPOC students and faculty

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