About me

Greetings! I am a physical oceanographer who uses numerical models to study water mass variability in the Weddell Sea.

Ph.D., Ocean and Climate Physics, Expected 2024
M.Phil., 2021
M.A., 2020
Columbia University, New York, New York
Advisor: Ryan Abernathey

B.A., Environmental Science, 2016
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Publications and Presentations

Bailey, S. T. , Jones, C. S., Abernathey, R. P., Gordon, A. L., and Yuan, X.: Water mass transformation variability in the Weddell Sea in Ocean Reanalyses, EGUsphere [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-129, 2022.

Bailey, S. T. , Jones, C. S., Abernathey, R. P., Gordon, A. L., and Yuan, X. (2020), Water-Mass Transformation in the Weddell Gyre, Abstract HE44C-2128 presented at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020, San Diego, CA, 16-21 Feb.

Beyond research...

I really enjoy working with students and making science accessible. I created an afterschool program, with colleagues in the department, that teaches high school students python through the subject of oceanography. It is called PyClub , and we piloted our first program virtually in Spring 2021. I also currently serve as a mentor to a high school and middle school student in the Dream + Inspire: Mentoring Future Leaders program through the HGS-NSBP . The mission is directed at increasing educational resources in physics and mathematics available to middle and high school students in Harlem, Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx.


In my free time, I spend quality time with my two cats and dog: Chester, Sky and Mochi. I also like to be outside and explore the trails with Mochi - hoping to eventually include Chester and Sky to our fun travels soon!