Johna E. Rudzin is a fifth-year Ph.D candidate in the Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Program (Ocean Sciences Department) at RSMAS/UMiami working in Dr. Lynn (Nick) Shay's Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory (UOD).

Rudzin received her B.S. in Meteorology with Honors with a minor in Mathematics from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She is currently conducting research on the air-sea interaction that takes place between the Caribbean Sea and its warm eddies and tropical cyclones, specifically how the barrier layer in warm eddies influence upper ocean processes during strong wind forcing. Also, she is investigating how these processes differ outside of the warm eddies (Caribbean Sea background flow with a barrier layer) and how they differ from non-barrier layer ocean regimes.