Jiaoyang Su became a member of a 2+2 joint program between Ocean University of China (OUC) and University of Tasmania (UTAS) in 2014. He completed Bachelor of Physical Oceanography at OUC and Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (honours) at UTAS in 2018. He then began his PhD studies with Associate Professor Peter Strutton to investigate the roles of mesoscale eddies in Southern Ocean biogeochemistry.