Amanda Ceroli

University of Southampton Postgraduate Award, University of Southampton - Oceanography

I am originally from the small town of Angier, North Carolina, and graduated this May with a B.S. in Physics, concentrating in Physical Oceanography from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Physics and Oceanography are two of the most versatile and fascinating fields that analyse the inner workings of the Earth. I have gained experience in various physical oceanography disciplines, including ice and climate, physical modelling systems, and coastal and estuarine dynamics. While working in an Oregon estuary as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, I became more aware of the imminent ocean-borne threats facing all coastal communities and the value of preserving natural environments when developing cities. Besides always wanting to visit the UK, it is home to one of the top oceanographic research facilities in the world: The University of Southampton’s National Oceanographic Centre. While there as a Fulbright scholar, I will pursue a master’s degree in Oceanography, concentrating in Physical Oceanography. I am eager to experience and learn more about the UK’s rich cultural history, especially those depicting the ocean’s influence on these significant islands.