Helen is a PhD student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She joined the Giddings lab in the summer 2021 and she is co-advised with Dr. Mark Merrifield and Dr. Uwe Send. Using a combination of observational data and model outputs, Helen is working on characterizing the circulation off the coast of San Diego in order to study the alongshore transport of nutrients, larvae, and pollutants. She is interested in examining the impact and interactions between the ocean and the urban environment. Helen got her BA in math and physics from Reed College in 2018. Prior to Scripps, she studied the long term impacts of climate change on the abyssal ocean at the University of Washington with Dr. Caitlin Whalen and Dr. Nirnimesh Kumar.