Jared is in the very early stages of his PhD as ESR12 in GMOS-Train. This year, he felt fortunate to attend the ERCA 2024 Winter School in Grenoble, France in January 2024, where he received crucial Atmospheric Chemistry training for his PhD. With this refined knowledge, he is now further developing his research questions and objectives for his thesis, after which he will begin investigating the production of DGM in the context of DIC remineralization in the South Atlantic Ocean, and will model the release of Hg into the atmosphere within this context.