Summer Spotlight: Griffin Modjeski

3rd Year Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering PhD

Summer plans: I am traveling to Goa, India, in early June to board a research vessel that will be studying the early onset/formation of monsoons in the Arabian Sea. The ship campaign is called the Arabian Sea Transition Layer (ASTraL) project, and it will employ atmospheric and oceanographic measurements to better understand and characterize the formation of ‘mini warm pools’ that form in certain regions of the Indian Ocean. After the 2-week cruise, I will be traveling with 2 of my labmates to see the Taj Mahal and other destinations within India. Other than that, I am also excited to be a part of the Graduate Orientation Team to help organize the Graduate Student Orientation in August!

What are you most looking forward to this summer? I am looking forward to my international travels!