Dr. Elsworth is an interdisciplinary climate and ocean scientist in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA’s center for understanding our changing climate using advanced Earth system modeling tools. Her research focuses on the application of data assimilation methods to constrain the impacts of climate change and variability on the ocean carbon cycle. She contributes to multiple NASA science teams including the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) and the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2).
She earned her PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2022 where she lead research on the impacts of climate change and variability on ocean carbon, biogeochemistry, and ecology. In 2014, she received her MS from McGill University where she explored the role of enhanced weathering on paleoclimate tipping points using a combination of paleoclimate datasets and climate model simulations.
Her research experience includes three years as a Research Geoscientist at ExxonMobil's Research and Engineering Company where she collaborated on innovative technologies in the energy industry. She also has extensive scientific outreach experience as the Director of the Community Science Volunteer Network for the NSF-funded Marcellus Matters initiative.