Aurora Leeson

I am a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering advised by Alex Horner-Devine and Parker MacCready (Oceanography). My research uses the LiveOcean numerical model to investigate the physical and biogeochemical processes that influence hypoxia in Puget Sound. I’ve always found physics in nature to be mystifying and have slowly been drawn closer and closer to sea. At present, I am especially interested in estuarine physics and understanding anthropogenic influences on coastal ecosystems.

In undergrad, I studied general engineering at Harvey Mudd College. Afterwards, I worked as a mechanical engineer at BD Biosciences making blood analyzers. Outside of work I enjoy painting, food, being outdoors, and playing with cats.

New cat friend
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