Rebecca R. Hernandez is a doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science and conducts research through the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science (Stanford, CA) under the advisement of Chris B. Field. Her work examines processes where human and natural systems interact and those that elucidate the functioning of Earth systems. Her research relies heavily on advanced ecological technologies (e.g., sensor networks), traditional field methods, and computational programming. Rebecca's research quantifies and informs a broad range of topics from global environmental change to renewable energy systems.
I am a first year PhD student working under Leif Thomas in EESS. I did my undergraduate degree in Physics at the Australian National University including a study abroad year at the University of California Santa Barbara. I became interested in Physical Oceanography after doing a research internship on the Meridional Overturning/Thermohaline Circulation in a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics laboratory at ANU. I am now working on submesoscale processes (~1 km) in the world's oceans and oceanic fronts.