Aurora Basinski is a Ph.D. graduate student working on ice-ocean interaction in David Holland’s research group at New York University, New York and Abu Dhabi. Her thesis work is focused on developing theory and collecting observations to improve the representation of grounding zone processes in climate models in an effort to make sea-level projections more robust. This also includes development and improvement of numerical schemes used in such models to improve accuracy and efficiency. She participates in field programs in Greenland and Antarctica where she collects various oceanographic and glaciological data using a variety of instrumentation ranging from expendable CTD probes, vertical microstructure profiler, to ApRES radar.