Genevieve Jay Brett

Senior Professional Staff 1- Oceanographer
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Contact Information:
Skype: gjayb333
office: 8-200

Mailing Address:
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd
Laurel, Maryland 20723-6099 USA

Genevieve Jay Brett has their Bachelor of the Arts in physics and mathematics from Skidmore College. They studied physical oceanography in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, receiving their PhD in 2018 for their work on stirring and mixing in three-dimensional ocean eddies and gyres with advisors Larry Pratt and Irina Rypina. Next, Dr. Brett was a postdoctoral fellow in the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawaii Manoa, working on an NSF-funded project, ``The Impact of Climate Change on the Physics and Biology of the Ocean on Scales Down to the Submesoscale". This work was in collaboration with PI Kelvin Richards, graduate student Kate Feloy, and National Center for Atmospheric Research colleagues Frank Bryan, Matt Long, and Dan Whitt (now at NASA Ames). Now, Dr. Brett is in a permanent researcher role at Johns Hopkins University, as a senior staff oceanographer in the Force Projection Sector of the Applied Physics Lab.

Jay enjoys teaching. They have experience tutoring undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, physics, and oceanography. Co-developed a student-led summer math review for incoming MIT-WHOI oceanography graduate students. Co-taught Equations of Geophysics, Spring 2019 and 2020 at the University of Hawaii Manoa. They also teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. See teaching tab for more.

Jay is a physical oceanographer with expertise in numerical modeling of the ocean. They have experience investigating physical and biological oceanographic systems using mathematical analyses and numerical models. Past research has included dynamical systems, Lagrangian coherent structures, tracer budgets, and bio-physical interactions. Current research spans submesoscale parameterizations to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, the shoreline to the open ocean, and phytoplankton to oysters.

photo by Dan Collura