Dr. Amy Waterhouse, chief scientist on the T-Beam cruise, is a physical oceanographer working at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She joined Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2011 as a post-doctoral researcher, working with Dr. Jennifer MacKinnon as part of the Climate Process Team assembled to further understand global patterns of mixing due to internal waves. Dr. Waterhouse received her PhD from the University of Florida in 2010 where she studied coastal physical oceanography. Before moving to the United States to continue her studies, she completed her BSc in Physics and MSc in Physical Oceanography at the University of British Columbia. Combining both her pre- and post-doctorate research interests, Dr. Waterhouse is interested in untangling how mixing by small-scale processes affects both regional and global patterns of mixing. As a sea-going oceanographer, she has actively participated in field programs ranging from projects off the California coast, the Bay of Bengal, the equatorial Pacific and will be headed to the Arctic in the summer of 2015. For these field experiments, Dr. Waterhouse has made use of specialized instruments built to measure turbulence in the ocean, from the near-bottom all the way up to the very-near surface.