I received my BA in Physics from Oxford University (1989) and my PhD in physical oceanography from Imperial College (1993). Following postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado and UCLA, the latter as a Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellow, I was a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for 7 years, before moving to Princeton University. I am currently the co-chair of MPOWIR (Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention), a nation-wide mentoring effort, and the Associate Director of the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System at Princeton University. I am serving on the Scientific Steering Group of the World Climate Research Program CLIVAR program, and as an associate editor for the AGU Journal for Advances in Modeling the Earth System.