Stephanie Schollaert Uz is an oceanographer who studies the response of ocean biology to physical forcing through remotely sensed satellite data, in situ measurements, model output and statistical reconstructions using proxies. Her research focuses on variability in global ocean color or chlorophyll concentrations, the pigment in microscopic phytoplankton, and the physical mechanisms causing those changes. Dr. Uz coordinates communication for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Project – an ocean color satellite being designed and built at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and planned for launch in 2022. She also works closely with NASA, NOAA and university scientists to translate important, complex climate science concepts into clear, engaging ClimateBits – short narrated visualizations that play on YouTube and Science On a Spheres installed at museums around the world. She has a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Maryland, an MS in Physical Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, and a BS in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy.