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Annika Jersild

Annika is a research scientist through the University of Maryland College Park (ESSIC), working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Global Monitoring and Assimilation Office. Her research focuses on quantifying uncertainty in observations and improving our ability to fill observational gaps in our oceans using a combination of statistical, machine-learning, and modeling techniques.  She recently completed her postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, working with Dr. Peter Landschützer on constraining uncertainty in ocean carbon storage observations using machine learning. She did her Ph.D. at Georgia Tech, working with Dr. Takamitsu Ito, where she used models and data to analyze biogeochemisty and carbon fluxes in the Southern Ocean. She earned her M.S. at Virginia Tech in 2016, and her B.S. with a major in Applied Math and a minor in Environmental Science from the College of William & Mary in 2013. 

When not working on her research, Annika enjoys volunteering at the humane society, playing her guitar, trying new restaurants with her husband and dog, writing, and reading. 


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