Jordon Hemingway was raised in San Diego, Calif., and has been passionate about the ocean for as long as he can remember. Having spent most of his childhood wearing a wetsuit and with a surfboard in hand, it seems inevitable that he ended up in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. His love of rivers, however, came later. As an undergraduate studying chemistry and environmental engineering at the University of California-Berkeley, Hemingway became fascinated with the formation of estuaries where rivers meet the ocean, and it’s been all upstream from there. Since entering the Joint Program, he has learned to combine his background in engineering and fluid mechanics with a host of biogeochemical and isotopic measurements to better understand the dynamic flow of carbon from land to sea. When not chasing down river sediments, you can find him on the beach, likely with a book in one hand and a guitar in the other.