Zoe submitted her PhD at Monash University in 2021. Her thesis investigated the nature and causes of the year-to-year variability of the Southern Hemisphere wintertime subtropical jet stream and its role for shaping interactions between the tropical and extratropical regions. As a Research Associate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, Zoe aims to understand the role of ocean variability for modulating multi-year drought in Australia. She will assess the relative contributions of the tropical Pacific and Indian Ocean basins for drought termination and duration in the present-day climate and in a warmer future using observational and climate model large-ensemble datasets and idealised climate model experiments.