Jodi Brewster is a Research Associate working in Dr. Nick Shay's Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory (UOD). In conjunction with Dr. Shay, she helped to develop the Eastern Pacific ocean heat content that is used in the SHIPS model for hurricane intensity forecasting. Currently, she is preparing for the beginning of hurricane season, in both the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic basin, when members of the UOD will be deploying AXBT, AXCTD, and AXCP probes from P3 Hurricane Hunter aircrafts over the Gulf of Mexico to study the upper ocean before, during, and after intense storms.
Brewster received her B.S. in Marine Science with minors in Mathematics and Computer Science at Coastal Carolina University. Subsequently, she moved to CA to earn her M.S. in Marine Science-Physical Oceanography at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Her thesis investigated the evolution of an iron-enriched patch of water in the Southern Ocean as a part of the Southern Ocean Iron Experiment (SOFEX). While in CA, she studied the oceanography impacts on bioluminescence at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and temperature forecasting in Monterey Bay.