My name is Clifford Evan Watkins and I have been many things.

My name is Clifford Evan Watkins and I have been many things.

Short History

I grew up bouncing around the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and after graduating from High School joined the US Navy. Due to having zero concept of what I was signing up for, I served for four years on a nuclear submarine (USS HOUSTON SSN-713) stationed in Guam. Between surfing and spending an inordinate amount of time in a steel womb, the intricacies and dynamics of the ocean became a source of unlimited intellectual curiosity. After the Navy, I utilized the GI bill to go back to school, where I focused on Mathematical Physics. At Rutgers, I eagerly anticipate using the rich combination of resources at DMCS, my personal history living within the ocean, and mathematical tools to expand the understanding of ocean dynamics. I spend my time outside of work riding my bicycle and reading about the history/dynamics of cities.

Education

  • 2014, B.A., Physics, St. Olaf College
  • 2016, M.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii
  • 2016-present, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Oceanography, Rutgers University

Research

Other Scientific Interests