Curriculum Vitae

Past Education

Ph.D. Candidate in Atmospheric Science, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa – 08/2017 to present
M.A. Climate and Society,
 Columbia University – 10/2016
B.S. Environmental Science, Northeastern University – 5/2014
   Concentration in Environmental Geology
   Minors in Marine Studies and Spanish

Academic Honors

Summa Cum Laude – Northeastern University – 5/2014
Dean’s List – Northeastern University – 12/2009 to 12/2013
Excellence Scholarship – Northeastern University – 9/2009 to 5/2014

Research Experience

Marine Biological Laboratory – Woods Hole, MA – 6/2014 to 10/2014
Summer Research Assistant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute – Woods Hole, MA – 1/2013 to 6/2013
Guest Student
Sea Education Association – Woods Hole, MA – 1/2012 to 3/2012
Student

Other Professional Experience

Center for Climate Systems Research – New York, NY – 10/2015 to 10/2016
Graduate Student Intern
Antarctic Support Contract – South Pole Station, Antarctica – 11/2014 to 2/2015
Meteorologist

Presentations

MBL Undergraduate Research Symposium – Woods Hole, MA – 8/20/2014
McKenna, M., Tully, K., Neill, C. “Patterns of nitrogen loss from agriculture in East Africa: the role of soil type.” PowerPoint.
Northeastern Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo – Boston, MA – 4/10/2014
McKenna, M. “High-­frequency observations of the host-parasite dynamics of dinoflagellates Alexandrium fundyense and Amoebophrya using an autonomous phytoplankton sampler.” Poster.

Publications

Peters, D., Bader, D., McKenna, M., Marconi, B., Shrestha, R., Bartlett, R., Lesk, C., De Mel, M., and Horton, R. 2017. Climate Change in the Snow Leopard Landscapes of Asia’s High Mountains: Technical Report. New York, NY, USA: Center for Climate Systems Research and Columbia University and WWF-US.
Tully, K.L., Hickman, J., McKenna, M., Neill, C., Palm, C.A. 2016. Effects of fertilizer on inorganic soil N in East Africa maize systems: vertical distributions and temporal dynamics. Ecological Applications, 26: 1907–1919.

Memberships and Certifications

American Geophysical Union – Member – 2016 to present
American Meteorological Society – Member – 2016 to present
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) – Member – 2017 to 2019
Graduate Women in Science Hawai’i – Member – 2017 to present
• President – 2019-20 academic year (present)
• Secretary – 2018-19 academic year

Recent Outreach and Volunteering

SOEST Open House Presenter – UH Mānoa, Honolulu – October 25 & 26, 2019
Girls on the Run 5K – Magic Island, Honolulu – April 20, 2019
Sharks in the Library! – Kapolei Public Library – March 16, 2019
Be a Scientist Night – Institute for Human Services, Honolulu – December 7, 2018
Girls on the Run 5K – Kapiolani Park, Honolulu – November 17, 2018
Kids Who Code – Kapolei Public Library, Hawaii – November 3, 2018
Expand Your Horizons Hawai’i – UH Mānoa, Honolulu – April 21, 2018
SOEST Open House Presenter – UH Mānoa, Honolulu – October 20 & 21, 2017

Contact

mmck at hawaii dot edu
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