CIMAS Students

Atmospheric Sciences

Marybeth Arcodia

Advisor: Dr. Ben Kirtman
Program: Atmospheric Sciences
Research Topic: Climate Variability and Predictability
Research Key Words: Intraseasonal, tropical, variability, teleconnections, tropical-extratropical interactions
Email: marcodia@rsmas.miami.edu

Kayla Besong

Advisor: Dr. Ben Kirtman
Program: Atmospheric Sciences
Research Topic: Atmospheric Blocking
Research Key Words: Blocking, variability, teleconnections, predictability, subseasonal
Email: kab226@rsmas.miami.edu

Kurt Hansen

Advisor: Sharan Majumdar
Program: Atmospheric Sciences
Research Topic: Sub-seasonal Tropical Cyclone
Research Key Words: Hurricane, Tropical Cyclone, Sub-seasonal, Interseasonal, SUBX, Prediction
Email: kah52@rsmas.miami.edu

Kelsey Malloy

Advisor: Sharan Majumdar
Program: Atmospheric Sciences
Research Topic: Sub-seasonal Tropical Cyclone
Research Key Words: Hurricane, Tropical Cyclone, Sub-seasonal, Interseasonal, SUBX, Prediction
Email: kah52@rsmas.miami.edu

Meteorology and Physical Oceanography

Samantha Kramer

Advisor: Benjamin Kirtman and Paquita Zuidema
Program: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
Research Topic: Variability of Saharan dust transport to Miami, FL.
Research Key Words: Saharan Dust, Seasonal Variability, Atmosphere, Tropical Atlantic Wind
Email: skramer@rsmas.miami.edu

Breanna Zavadoff

Advisor: Dr. Ben Kirtman
Program:
Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
Research Topic: Rossby Wave Breaking and Atmospheric Rivers
Research Key Words: Rossby Waves, Rossby Wave Breaking, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Atmospheric Rivers, Climatology
Email: bzavadoff@rsmas.miami.edu

Wei Zhang

Advisor: Dr. Ben Kirtman
Program: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
Research Topic: Decadal Climate Variability and Predictability
Research Key Words: Decadal Variability, Predictability, Climate Modeling, Ocean Dynamics
Email: wei.zhang@rsmas.miami.edu
Website: weizh.weebly.com

Marine Biology and Ecology

Olivia Williamson (Liv)

Advisor: Andrew Baker
Program: Marine Biology and Ecology
Research Topic: Enhancing resilience of Caribbean coral juveniles through manipulation of early symbiont communities
Research Key Words: coral reef, symbiosis, coral restoration, assisted evolution, resilience, climate change, coral bleaching, coral recruitment
Email: omw10@rsmas.miami.edu
Website: livwilliamson.com