Fellowship institution:Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Project Title:Role of a Resilient Submersed Plant Bed in Mitigating the Effects of Increasing River-borne Particulate Inputs to Chesapeake Bay: Sediment Dynamics
Jia Gao completed a master of science degree in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences program at the University of Maryland, College Park. For her masters project, she focused on simulating wave climates in the Chesapeake Bay using the SWAN (Simulating Waves Nearshore) wave model as well as the influence of waves on the dynamics of shoreline erosion and sediment transport. Gao holds a bachelor of science degree in physical oceanography from Ocean University of China. When she’s not working in her office, you can probably find her working out at the gym.