Ike Irby is a Ph.D./M.P.P. joint degree candidate between the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the William & Mary Program in Public Policy, both at the College of William & Mary. Ike graduated from Bowdoin College in 2009 with a major in Geology and minor in Physics. After completing his B.A., Ike taught high school physics and middle school earth science in Saint Louis, MO for three years. Ike joined the BioCOM (biogeochemical-circulation ocean modeling) lab in 2012 and his research focuses on utilizing a coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model of the Chesapeake Bay to examine the effect of changes in climate and nutrient reductions on dissolved oxygen. His research is also being used to provide the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program an estimate of confidence associated with the regulatory Chesapeake Bay TMDLs. Ike’s interests lie at the intersection of marine science and governmental policy advisory.