Accurate November 2015

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Education

Duke University, Durham, NC

September 2015 – Present

PhD Student, Earth and Ocean Sciences

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

August 2010 – May 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, GPA: 3.78

Major: Earth and Oceanographic Science with Honors, Minor: Mathematics


Research Interests

Ocean circulation, horizontal nutrient advection via the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, physical-biological interactions


Research Experience

Rusack Coastal Studies Research Fellow: Bowdoin College

June – August 2014

Conducted a self-designed research project on current circulation and phytoplankton bloom advection in the Gulf of Maine. Processed and analyzed ADCP and hydrographic data from the NERACOOS buoy array using MATLAB.

Doherty Coastal Studies Research Fellow: Bowdoin College

June – August 2012

Collected oceanographic data via CTD, ac-9, PAR sensor, and physical water samples in Harpswell Sound. Filtered chlorophyll from samples and performed optical analysis. Used MATLAB to analyze irradiance and CTD data. Processed and analyzed ADCP data from NERACOOS buoy array that was later developed into an independent research project.


Presentations

Peabody, R. J. and C. S. Roesler. The Maine Coastal Current’s role in the movement of the fall algal bloom. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Climate Trends, Hydrographic Variability, Circulation and Air-Land-Sea Interactions in the Marginal Seas of the North Atlantic Poster Session. Feb. 2016. Submitted

Peabody, R. J. and C. S. Roesler (2014). Coastal currents in the Gulf of Maine: A mechanism for algal bloom transport. Geological Society of Maine Spring Meeting, Brunswick, ME. General Poster Session. Apr. 2014

Peabody, R. J. and C. S. Roesler (2014). Coastal currents in the Gulf of Maine: A mechanism for algal bloom transport. Maine Water and Sustainability Conference, Augusta, ME. General Poster Session. Apr. 2014

Peabody, R. J. and C.S. Roesler (2013). Coastal currents in the Gulf of Maine. Bowdoin College President’s Science Symposium, Brunswick, ME. General Poster Session. Oct. 2013

Peabody, R. J. and C.S. Roesler (2012). Coastal currents in the Gulf of Maine. Bowdoin College President’s Science Symposium, Brunswick, ME. General Poster Session. Oct. 2012


Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, EOS 101: The Dynamic Earth, Duke University

September 2015 – Present

Assisted with writing exams and homework assignments, graded exams, ran review sessions to offer additional instruction to students.

Teaching Assistant, EOS 1104: Oceanography, Bowdoin College

January – May 2014

Assisted with instruction in class and in lab, organized labs, ran review sessions to offer additional instruction to students.

Whitewater Kayaking Instructor, Bowdoin College

August 2011 – May 2014

Professionally certified instructor. Organized and taught American Canoe Association Level 4 classes. Instructed intermediate and beginner students in class I-IV whitewater.


Awards, Fellowships, and Honors

James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University

September 2015 – Present

Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar (Dean’s List), Bowdoin College

August 2011 – May 2014

Faculty Scholar, Bowdoin College

August 2010 – May 2014

Best Student Research Poster, Geological Society of Maine Spring Meeting

April 2014

Awarded Membership, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Bowdoin College      Mathematics Department

October 2013

Rusack Coastal Studies Research Fellowship, Bowdoin College

June – August 2013

Doherty Coastal Studies Research Fellowship, Bowdoin College                        

June – August 2012

National Merit Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Corporation

May 2010


Oceanographic Cruises

OSNAP 9 (East Leg 2), R/V Pelagia: Reykjavik – Reykjavik. July 2015, 3 weeks.

Programmed and deployed RAFOS floats, assisted with CTD watch, assembled moorings on deck. Chief scientist: Laura de Steur


Professional Skills

Trained in deployment of RAFOS floats, profiling CTD, ac-9 spectrophotometer, and LISST

Collected, filtered, and analyzed phytoplankton using a spectrophotometer

Programming proficiency in MATLAB, Scilab, Wolfram, Python


Other Work Experience

Contractor, Environmental Health Strategy Center                                                              

December 2014 – August 2015

Performed independent quantitative analysis of chemical market data. Coordinated efforts with a web  development team to allow for simple public access to government chemical datasets.

Research Fellow, Environmental Health Strategy Center

May 2014 – December 2014

Performed quantitative analysis of chemical markets in order to target their vulnerability to disruption by  bioplastic and alternative “green” manufacturing processes & products.

Seasonal Lifeguard I, California State Parks, Monterey District

 June 2009 – August 2013, December 2014 – August 2015

 Provided interpretation, emergency response, and emergency management to the public in a high-stress  environment. Responded to medical and aquatic emergencies, assisting in coordination with outside  agencies when necessary. Extensive training and experience in emergency medical care. Developed an on-  the-job training manual for new employees. Oversaw an aquatic safety day camp program with 130 daily  participants and $100,000 in annual revenue. Trained and certified by California State Parks in beach  driving, code 3 vehicle operation.