Dr. Kristen Fauria is a postdoctoral scholar at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Kristen studies the physics of geological flows that contain multiple phases: for example density currents that contain both gases and particles. At WHOI Kristen is using observations, experiments, and theory to understand how volcanic eruption columns and plumes spread material in the ocean.

Kristen completed her PhD at UC Berkeley. She has participated in several research cruises involving human operated, autonomous, and remotely operated research vehicles. During this cruise she is interested in understanding the physical processes that facilitate bubble rise through the water column.