Sheekela Baker-Yeboah is an experienced Physical Oceanographer/Research Scientist at the University of Maryland and holds the position of Satellite Team Lead at NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI through CICS-MD at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her Ph. D. from the University of Rhode Island and her Post-Doctoral Training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was a Research Scientist at MIT, a visiting Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Massachusetts and Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has seagoing, teaching, modeling, and laboratory experience and is a trained Remote Sensing Oceanographer (satellite data processing and analysis using SAR, SWH, AVHRR SST, Altimeter SSH, Ocean Color/SeaWifs). She also works with in situ oceanographic data with training in statistics, ship CTD, oxygen titration, ADCP and XBT data, data analysis, training in and consulting on field research techniques for Pressure Inverted Echo Sounders. Currently, Dr. Baker-Yeboah is focusing on (1) AVHRR Sea Surface Temperature and Altimeter Sea Surface Height to study mesoscale ocean variability and (2) satellite oceanography in the Arctic.