Natalya Gomez is MCRN's new Ed Lorenz Postdoctoral Fellow

Welcome to MCRN, Natalya!

Q. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I grew up in Toronto, Canada and got my B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto in 2006. I took two years off of academics to take up a job in the performing arts, then started a Masters at the University of Toronto in Geophysics and Environmental Studies working with Prof. Jerry Mitrovica. In 2009, our research group moved to the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at Harvard University in Boston, where I am now finishing my PhD. I recently accepted a tenure track position in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at McGill University in Montreal, but before I take it up, I will be spending some time as an Ed Lorenz Postdoctoral Fellow with the MCRN in the Courant Institute at NYU working with Prof. David Holland.

Q. What are your research interests?

My research interests to date have centered around global sea level modeling and glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA), marine ice sheet stability, and ice sheet - sea level interactions. The main focus of my Ph.D. work has been to develop a coupled ice sheet - sea level model and apply it to simulate the evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet during the Last Deglaciation. During my post doctoral work with the MCRN, I hope to further develop an expertise in the interface between ice sheets and the water that surrounds them through investigating interactions between ice and ocean dynamics in the cryosphere. Throughout my doctoral studies, I have also maintained an interest in interdisciplinary issues related to climate change. I have developed a background in these issues through taking classes, attending seminars, and being involved in projects related to climate policy, technology and science as a member of the Harvard Graduate Consortium on Energy and the Environment.

Thank you, Natalya. We look forward to hearing more from you and fellow MCRN collaborators!

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