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I am a Research Scientist in JPL’s Sea Level and Ice Group. My field of study can be described as Hydro-Geodesy: I study the Earth’s hydrosphere (e.g., the water cycle, sea level, ocean currents etc.) and its changes using observations like time-variable gravity and mass change (GRACE, GRACE Follow-On & geodetic satellites), satellite altimetry, in-situ measurements (tide gauges, GPS sensors, hydrographic floats). On Earth, the processes that couple water and energy are fundamental to today’s most pressing climate science challenges. Tracking Earth’s water movement and surface mass changes across the planet, monitoring changes in ice sheets and glaciers, near-surface and underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, as well as changes in sea level and ocean currents, provides an integrated global view of how Earth’s water cycle and energy balance are evolving, with important applications for everyday life.