Gen is a NERC GW4+ funded PhD student working with Dr Marie-Jose Messias and the ocean tracers team. Her project will use transient tracers observations to investigate the uptake of heat and CO2 by the Southern Ocean.

Gen graduated with an MSci Oceanography from the University of Southampton in 2017 with a year spent abroad at the University of Washington, Seattle. Whilst in Seattle she took part in a student research cruise to Vancouver Island and collected data within Nootka Sound, a fjord system. She used this data to produce a thesis looking at the influence of coastal upwelling on the surface CO2 flux within the fjords. Once back in Southampton Gen completed her final year project looking at methods to detect subsurface meltwater outflows from Antarctic ice shelves.

In her free time Gen plays for the university canoe polo team and the university steel pan band