Jennifer Kenyon

jennifer-kenyon.jpgJennifer Kenyon is a 3rd year Chemical Oceanography student pursuing her PhD in the MIT-WHOI (Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Joint Program working with Ken Buesseler and the Cafe Thorium group (we pride ourselves in our science and in our espresso). Kenyon received her B.S. in Geology with Honors at Louisiana State University in 2016. She specializes in marine radioactivity and the use of radioactive elements as tracers of physical and chemical processes in the ocean. During the GEOTRACES GP15 cruise, Kenyon will be measuring a wide suite of radioactive elements (i.e., Thorium-234, Thorium-228, Cesium-137, Iodine-129). She is particularly interested in using thorium as a means of studying carbon and trace metal cycling, the study of which gives further insight into how the ocean and its inhabitants adapt to a changing environment.