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I am a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies at Florida State University working with Prof. Eric Chassignet. I use idealized and realistic high-resolution numerical models to study internal tides and their interactions with mesoscale eddies. I obtained a Ph.D. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS), University of Miami, under Prof. Nick Shay. My Ph.D. research focused on the dynamics of the Loop Current and its frontal eddies in the Gulf of Mexico using theory, observations (mooring array, floats, airborne expandables, and drifters), altimetry, and numerical models.

Demo Image Aboard the R/V Walton Smith during the ten days Gulf of Mexico research expedition deploying Autonomous Profiling Explorer (APEX) float and sampling the water-column using a CTD rosette. Demo Image Gulf of Mexico research expedition aboard the R/V Walton Smith. Demo Image Post-hurricane Nate ocean survey in the Gulf of Mexico on the NOAA WP-3D Orion “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft for the deployment of ocean xBT, xCTD, and xCP probes. From left to right: Luna Hiron, Dr. Johna Rudzin, and Dr. Benjamin Jaimes de la Cruz. Demo Image Dr. Josh Wadler and Luna Hiron in front of the NOAA WP-3D Orion "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft, in Lakeland, FL.