Jiaxu Zhang is a research scientist of physical oceanography at UW/CICOES and NOAA/PMEL. Her current work focuses specifically on Arctic freshwater content and its distribution, Beaufort Gyre dynamics, and Arctic-Atlantic/Arctic-Pacific interactions. She finished her 3-year work at Los Alamos National Lab in February 2020 before the current position. She got her PhD from U. Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, and was working on paleoclimate modeling of the last deglaciation. Paleoclimate and biogeochemical tracers will continue to be her research interest.