Jasmin John Named the New Deputy Director of the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division at AOML

NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory is pleased to announce Jasmin John will be the new deputy director of AOML’s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division. 

Jasmin John

Jasmin was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and was the first of her family to attend college. Although she was too short to become an astronaut, she followed her passion into science and soon became interested in climate modeling. Jasmin earned a BA degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Barnard College and a MA degree in Astronomy from Columbia University. 

Jasmin comes to AOML from NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, New Jersey where, as a physical scientist, she conducted research focused on understanding the legacy effects of climate change on the Earth system, particularly the ocean and marine ecosystems. Jasmin additionally served as the technical lead for the management and development of GFDL’s Earth System Models on various high performance computing platforms in support of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project/Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other science initiatives.

At AOML, she will tend to both research and administrative duties for the division’s scientists and support staff. When describing her new position, Jasmin shared,

“This role involves wearing several different hats, all of which are rooted in service and giving back. My tasks include being a climate modeler, colleague, mentor, coach, friend, and leader. Regardless of the role, I like to share my knowledge and experience to help others to learn and grow”.

– Jasmin John

Jasmin looks forward to her new role at AOML and will be working closely with the director of the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystem Division, Chris Kelble, PhD