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Jenna L. Pearson

I am a graduate student interested in Lagrangian observation platforms and dynamical signatures in biogeochemical measurements. A pdf of my CV can be found here.
Connect with me at jenna_pearson@brown.edu



Education

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  • PhD in Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
  • Advisor: Prof. Baylor Fox-Kemper
  • 2015-Expected 2020
  • Brown University


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  • B.A. in Mathematics
  • Advisor: Prof. Lidia Filus
  • 2008-2014
  • Northeastern Illinois University


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  • B.A. in Earth Science
  • Advisor: Prof. Ken Voglesonger
  • 2008-2014
  • Northeastern Illinois University



Training

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  • American Institute of Biological Sciences & RI NSF EPSCoR/RI C-AIM
  • Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science Workshop: A Professional Development Program from AIBS
  • Feb 2019
  • Kingston, RI


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  • The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Certificate I: Reflective Teaching
  • Fall 2018
  • Providence, RI


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  • GODAE Oceanview International School
  • New frontiers in operational oceanography
  • Fall 2017
  • Mallorca, Spain



Professional & Teaching Experience

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  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Advisor: Prof. Baylor Fox-Kemper
  • Statistical methods paired with models, observations, and theory to isolate biases in Lagrangian
  • observation platforms as well as characterize reactive-tracer fields in the presence of turbulence
  • Fall 2015-Present
  • Brown, University


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  • Course Designer and Co-instructor for Summer @ Brown
  • Studying the Ocean from Blackboard to Drones
  • Summer 2018 & 2019
  • Brown University


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  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Intro. to Oceanography under Prof. Steve Clemens
  • Spring 2019
  • Brown University


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  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Global Climate & Weather under Prof. Amanda Lynch
  • Fall 2017
  • Brown University


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  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Advisor: Prof. Björn Sandstede, Division of Applied Mathematics
  • Analysis of data assimilation and parameter estimation schemes applied to traffic models
  • Summer 2014
  • Brown University


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  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Advisor: Prof. Alkes Price, Department of Epidemiology
  • Statistical methods to infer consistency across populations of genetic variants
  • associated with type-II diabetes
  • Summer 2013
  • Harvard University



Awards & Honors

  • Funding
    • Brown Fellow, Brown University
    • NSF MaPs Scholar, Northeastern Illinois University
    • First Sergeant Council Scholarship, ILARNG
    • 2015-2016
    • 2012-2014
    • 2011


  • Honors
    • GoMRI Scholar, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative [Article]
    • Deans List, Northeastern Illinois University
    • Women in Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University
    • Army Commendation Medal, ILARNG
    • Command Sergeant Major’s Award, ILARNG
    • Army Achievement Medal, ILARNG
    • National Service Award, ILARNG
    • 2018
    • 2008-2014
    • 2013
    • 2011
    • 2011
    • 2011
    • 2006


  • Invited Talks
    • The 5th Workshop in Statistical & Mathematical Modeling
    • Xia, C., Cochrane, C., DeGuire, J., Fan, G., Holmes, E., McGuirl, M., Murphy, Palmer, J., P., Carter, P., Slivinski, L., & Sandstede, B.,
    • Microscopic and macroscopic traffic modeling utilizing data assimilation. [PDF]
    • May 2014
    • Northeastern Illinois University


    • MaPS Scholars Fall Meeting
    • Palmer, J.,Santana, L., Anderson, R., Price, A.,
    • Consistency across ancestries of genetic associations of type-II diabetes. [PDF]
    • Nov 2013
    • Northeastern Illinois University


  • Travel Grants
    • Fluids and Health 2019 Junior Researcher Fellowship
    • National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis Travel Grant
    • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Travel Grant
    • 2019
    • 2013
    • 2012



Skills and Field Experience

  • Computer Languages: Matlab, Python, R, Java and LATEX
  • Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment III
  • 2 weeks launching driftcards in the Gulf of Mexico shelf area of LA
  • Northeastern Illinois University Field School
  • 2 weeks producing detailed geologic maps, stereonets, and reports on geomorphological
  • and glacial features of a syncline area
  • 2008-Present
  • Grand Isle, LA
  • 2017
  • Baraboo, WI
  • 2014



Service and Outreach

  • Contributions
    • Career Day Geosciences Speaker, Lincoln Middle School
    • Rhode Island Water Sampling Project Volunteer, RI Dept. of Health
    • GradCon Coordinator, Brown University
    • Elementary School Science Instructor, Vartan Gregorian Elementary
    • GRE Math Preparation Course Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University
    • EMERGE Peer Leader, Northeastern Illinois University
    • Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program Peer Leader, Northeastern Illinois University
    • CLS Coordinator and Instructor, ILARNG
    • Apr 2019
    • Spring 2019
    • Aug 2018
    • 2015-2016
    • Aug 2015
    • Jul-Aug 2015
    • 2010-2012
    • 2009-2011


  • Reviews
    • Reviewer, Journal of Physical Oceanography
    • Reviewer, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
    • Expert Reviewer, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    • 2019-Present
    • 2018-Present
    • 2018


  • Departmental Service
    • International Graduate Student Mentor, Brown University
    • First Year Graduate Student Mentor, Brown University
    • Geoclub Treasurer, Brown University
    • 2017-Present
    • 2017-Present
    • 2016-2017




Professional Memberships

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Graduate Women in Science & Engineering
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • 2018-Present
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  • 2015-Present
  • 2015-Present