I was born and raised in Southern California, and since moving away in 2014 have moved to increasingly colder places - first Hamburg, Germany, then Boston, and now the Twin Cities. I love learning about new cultures and their languages, and a life goal of mine is to become a polyglot. When I'm not working I love being outdoors (hiking and running in the summer, skiing in the winter), crocheting yet another blanket, or painting more paint-by-numbers than I know what to do with.
In my PhD I studied harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Gulf of Maine through a combination of observations and computer modeling. My research focused on potential introduction mechanisms of new HAB species and also the consequences of climate change on HAB dynamics.
In my postdoc I'm sticking with the climate theme, but moving further away from the ocean. I am working with Professor Heidi Roop to develop the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership, a boundary organization that will connect climate research at the University of Minnesota to non-academic audiences across the state of Minnesota.
Clark, S., K.A. Hubbard, D.J. McGillicuddy, Jr., D.K. Ralston, S. Shankar. Submitted. “Investigating Pseudo-nitzschia australis introduction to the Gulf of Maine with observations and models.”
Clark, S., K.A. Hubbard, D.M. Anderson, D.J. McGillicuddy, Jr., D.K. Ralston, D.W. Townsend. 2019. “Pseudo-nitzschia bloom dynamics in the Gulf of Maine: 2012-2016.” Harmful Algae 88 (2019): 101656.