Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Veronica Ruiz Xomchuk

(Scientific Programmer)

Veronica Ruiz Xomchuk's Contact Card & Information.
Org Code: 610.1
Mail Code 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Employer: UMBC – Univ. of MD, Baltimore

Brief Bio

Dr. Ruiz Xomchuk is an Oceanographer providing technical support and scientific programming for Ocean Modeling and Assimilation and Ocean Salinity and Observing System Evaluation tasks.


Assistant Research Scientist

UMBC, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology - GMAO, GSFC, NASA.

September 2023 - Present

Scientific Programmer


January 2023 - August 2023

Senior Research Fellow

FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute - Fort Pierce, Florida

May 2022 - January 2023

Postdoctoral Data Science Fellow

FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute - Fort Pierce, Florida

October 2020 - May 2022

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Oceanography, TAMU - College Station, Texas

August 2014 - August 2020

Oceanographic Researcher

Oceanographic Research Institute of the Ecuadorian Navy (INOCAR) - Guayaquil, Ecuador

2012 - 2014

Associate Researcher

Center for Water and Sustainable Development, ESPOL - Guayaquil, Ecuador

2000 - 2010

Teaching Experience

  • Guest Lecturer, Chemical Oceanography, FAU-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Spring 2021.
  • Guest Lecturer, Python for Geosciences (OCNG 469/669), Texas A&M University (TAMU), Spring 2018, Fall 2019.
  • Graduate Assistant Lecturer, Introduction to Oceanography (OCNG 251), Texas A&M University (TAMU), Spring 2017.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oceanography Lab (OCNG 252), TAMU, Spring 2016, Summer I and II 2016, Fall 2016.
  • Lecturer, Multivariate Statistics for Environmental Engineers (UMAT301), Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo (UEES); Guayaquil, Ecuador. Winter 2011, Intensive I 2014. (Spanish)
  • Lecturer, Introduction to Oceanography (UCEC261), UEES; Guayaquil, Ecuador. Winter 2013. (Spanish)
  • Lecturer, Environmental Statistics (UMAT238), UEES; Guayaquil, Ecuador. Winter 2013, Winter 2014. (Spanish)
  • Marine Fauna Management (UAMB354), UEES; Guayaquil, Ecuador. Summer 2013. (Spanish)