Carlos Carrizo’s passion for marine life and ecosystems started when he was 10 years old. He has always had a strong interest in biology and oceanography; especially the study of marine organisms and wildlife. This year, Carlos is one of three graduate students in the most recent NOAA EPP/MSI Graduate Research and Training Scholarship Program class.
Carlos received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012 from The City College of New York (CUNY). He has been part of numerous ocean and coastal campaigns sponsored by NOAA CREST. In spring 2013, he began working toward his Ph.D. at CCNY, under the supervision of Dr. Alex Gilerson in the Optical Remote Sensing Lab. His dissertation entitled “Polarization effects at the top of atmosphere over ocean and coastal waters and their impact on satellite remote sensing considerations” is geared towards improving satellite imagery by assessing and correcting for undesired polarization sensitivity on TOA (Top of Atmosphere) satellite sensors. This research and training opportunity will be performed under the mentorship of Dr. Menghua Wang and Mr. Michael Ondrusek of the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research.