Minna Ho

Minna Ho is a scientist in the Biogeochemistry Department, specializing in numerical ocean modeling. Her research focuses on understanding the impact of coastal and nearshore physical processes on ecosystems. She has developed a new wastewater plume modeling method to support sanitation management discharge decisions. She is currently investigating the impact of anthropogenically-enhanced nutrient coastal export on ocean acidification and hypoxia in the California Current System and nutrient management scenarios to mitigate this impact.

She received her B.S. in mathematics and atmospheric and oceanic sciences in 2017 and her M.S. in civil engineering in 2019 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined SCCWRP in 2017.

Education

M.S., civil engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. 2019

B.S., mathematics/atmospheric and oceanic sciences Interdepartmental Program, University of California, Los Angeles. Minor, environmental engineering. 2017

Professional experience

Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research, CA. 2020-present

Senior Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research, CA. 2019-2020

Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research, CA. 2018-2019

Laboratory Assistant, Southern California Coastal Water Research, CA. 2017-2018

Staff Research Associate, James C. McWilliams Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. 2017-2018

Research Assistant, Richard F. Ambrose Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. 2015-2017

Computer Applications

Wastewater plume module in nonhydrostatic Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)

Selected Presentations and Conference Proceedings

M. Ho, F. Kessouri, M. Sutula, J. McWilliams, D. Bianchi, T. Gallien, G. Robertson, J. Molemaker. 2019. High resolution numerical ocean outfall plume modeling in the southern California bight. Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Mobile, AL.

Minna Ho, 2019. Modeling and validation of coastal wastewater effluent plumes using high-resolution nonhydrostatic regional ocean modeling system. M.S. Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.