PhD Geosciences; 2017-2020 (exp.)

International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling and Max Planck Institut for Meteorology in Hamburg, Deutschland

PhD Thesis: “Variability in Southern Ocean stratification and vertical transport based on observations in a changing climate”


MSc Climate Change; 2015-2017

The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Toulouse, France

Master Thesis: "Characteristics and vertical structure of mesoscale eddies in the Southwest

BSc Marine Science; 2012-2014

The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji

Bachelor Thesis: "Mean Intermediate Currents in the Western-Central South Pacific Region as Observed by Argo Floats"

Graduated summa cum laude



Advanced training and summer schools

Swiss Climate Summer School August 2018 in Grindelwald, Switzerland

Organized by the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research (OCCR) at the Universität Bern and the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) at the ETH Zürich. Topic: Earth system variability through time


Earth System Modelling School (EaSyMS) September 2017 in Hamburg, Germany

Organized by the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) in cooperation with the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)


WE-Heraeus Summer School on Physics of the Ocean July 2017 in Bad Honnef, Germany

Organized by Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany and David Marshall, University of Oxford, UK



At-sea experiences

Student volunteer on the T-TIDE Cruise February 2015

21 days aboard the R/V Revelle in the Tasman Sea
Chief Scientist: Robert Pinkel


Student volunteer on the MoorSPICE Cruise February / March 2014

31 days aboard the R/V Thompson in the Solomon Sea and Bismarck Sea
Chief Scientist: Janet Sprintall, Co-chief Scientist: Sophie Cravatte



Scholarships and awards

Scholarship for MSc in Climate Science

fully funded by USP’s Research Office; Suva, Fiji

Gold Medal and Vice Chancellor & President’s Prize

for "the most outstanding Marine Studies graduate (BSc) of 2014"; USP, Suva, Fiji



Research interests

Observations in the Ocean

Ocean Physics and the Carbon Cycle

Argo Floats

Variability and Climate

Southern Ocean


South Pacific