Johna Rudzin is a recent Ph.D. graduate in the Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Program (Ocean Sciences Department) at RSMAS/UMiami working in Dr. Lynn (Nick) Shay's Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory (UOD).

Rudzin received her B.S. in Meteorology with Honors at Florida State University. Her Ph.D. research focused on the air-sea interaction that takes place between the Caribbean Sea upper ocean and tropical cyclones, specifically how the barrier layer, an upper ocean salinity feature, influences upper ocean momentum and thermal processes during strong wind forcing. Currently, she has two published papers on her Ph.D. research that are in the Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans and the Journal of Physical Oceanography . Currently, she is processing EM-APEX oceanographic float data that are within the Gulf of Mexico until she starts her postdoctoral fellowship with the National Research Council and the Naval Research Lab, Monterey in Fall 2018.