Sarah N Giddings, Assistant Professor
Dr. Giddings started as an Assistant Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in January 2014 in the Integrated Oceanography Division. She is currently building her Environmental Fluids and Coastal Oceanography Laboratory establishing research projects locally in Southern CA and building a research team. Additional information on Dr. Giddings including a current CV, publications, education & training, and teaching & outreach experience can be found here. A fun interview and video highlighting the Giddings’ lab work was published by SIO in early 2016!
Angelica Rodriguez, Postdoctoral Researcher
Angelica is a postdoctoral scholar with the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at SIO. She holds a B.S. in Physics with Specialization in Earth Science and a minor in Environmental Systems. In May 2019 she received her PhD in Physical Oceanography from SIO. Broadly, she is interested in the interaction between estuaries and the coastal ocean. Her doctoral work focused on the impacts of wave-current interaction on small scale buoyant coastal outflows and shoal-channel exchange in San Diego Bay. During her postdoc, she will be assessing how different meteorological and wave conditions in the San Diego region affect water levels and currents in SD Bay with the goal of informing shoreline protection and adaptation strategies. She will still be involved in work with our lab, creating the linkage between estuarine hydro/wave dynamics and shoreline vulnerability.
former lab members
Madeleine Harvey, PhD graduate
Maddie was a graduate student in the Integrative Oceanography Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She received a Bachelor of Science from Brown University in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2012. As an avid sailor growing up, her love of the ocean developed at a young age and grew into a desire to study ocean and coastal processes in order to work to devise solutions to the problems facing our oceans and estuaries today. Maddie is interested in using field observations to better understand coastal and estuarine dynamics. Specifically, she plans to research how sediment transport in the surf zone and rivers can impact the morphology and closure of the mouth of an estuary and how the mouth morphology affects physical, chemical, and biological processes within the estuary.
Isabella B. Arzeno, PhD graduate
Isabella was a graduate student studying physical oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, co-advised by Dr. Sarah Giddings and Dr. Geno Pawlak. She received a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems and a Masters of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, both from Stanford University. She is now using observations to study the interaction of currents with rough bathymetry, on different spatial scales. She is also the lead graduate student on the SLOMO project studying flow around the island nation of the Seychelles. Having grown up in Puerto Rico, Isabella is also consistently engaged in educational outreach to Hispanic communities.
Jacqueline McSweeney, Postdoctoral Researcher
Jack worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr. Giddings and Dr. Feddersen on the CSIDE project. She received her PhD at Rutgers University studying sediment dynamics in the Delaware Estuary. She is now doing a postdoc studying inner-shelf dynamics at OSU.
Mia Gonzalez – UCSD electrical engineering, undergraduate researcher