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 is a graduate student studying physical oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 2013 she received a B.S. degree from the University of California San Diego in Physics with Specialization in Earth Science and a minor in Environmental Systems. Angelica is interested in applying her knowledge of the physical laws that govern the natural world to scientific problems with societal relevance. Broadly, she is interested in the interaction between estuaries, particularly low inflow estuaries such as San Diego (SD) Bay and the Tijuana River Estuary, and the coastal ocean. Currently, her attention is focused on identifying the impacts of wave-current interactions on small scale buoyant coastal outflows and shoal-channel exchange in SD Bay.
Maddie is 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 student
Isabella is 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.
Alma Carolina Castillo Trujillo, postdoctoral researcher
Alma Carolina is a postdoctoral researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She received a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from UABC in Ensenada, México and a Masters and PhD in Physical Oceanography, both from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is now using numerical models and observations as part of the SLOMO project
to study the circulation around the Seychelles Islands. She has participated in several educational programs for the Hawaiian and Mexican communities and would like to establish similar outreach in Tijuana and San Diego.
Adrian Urrea – UCSD mechanical and aerospace engineering
Adrian is an undergraduate researcher working on building biosensors to be put onto oysters. The sensors will measure the oyster shell gape (how far open it is) and its heartbeat to see its response to environmental stressors.
Heitor Schueroff de Souza –
UCSD computer science & cognitive science
Heitor is an undergraduate researcher working on expanding upon the model visualization tool, FlowWeaver, originally developed by Neil Banas.
former lab members
Mia Gonzalez – UCSD electrical engineering, undergraduate researcher
Abhishek Kumar –
UCSD computer science & cognitive science, undergraduate researcher
Corey Shono – UCSD chemistry department, undergraduate 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.