Carson Witte is a graduate student at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory studying under Dr. Christopher Zappa. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Pomona College, where he designed a joint Physics-Engineering major in collaboration with Harvey Mudd College. Upon graduation in 2016 he joined Dr. Zappa’s lab as a field technician, and began his research career onboard Falkor for the first Sea Surface Microlayer cruise. He is excited to return to Falkor as a graduate student to continue this important study. In addition to his research on the sea surface microlayer and its effect on air-sea exchange in the tropics, he also studies air-ice-ocean interaction at the poles.