Careers Outside Academia

Careers Outside Academia

Are you considering a career within government? Or applying for roles outside academia?

The Earth Science Women’s Network is hosting the next instalment in the Careers Beyond Academia Webinar Series on December 2nd 2022 at 5pm UTC which will have a Careers in Government theme!

***Please note this event is ESWN led, with speakers from international government agencies***

We will be joined by:
– Crystal Tulley-Cordova (Principal Hydrologist, Department of Water Resources Water Management Branch
– Navajo Nation)
– Birgit Hassler (Research Scientist, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre)
– Yaítza Luna-Cruz (Program Scientist, TOPS Program Officer Chief Science Data Office, NASA Headquarters)

There will also be an opportunity to network with our speakers after the panel discussion.
This event will be recorded for asynchronous participation.

Register here:

Hope to e-see you soon!

The Earth Science Women’s Network Careers Outside Academia Webinar Series Organisers

Speaker bios: (additional forthcoming)

Birgit: Birgit Hassler is a research scientist in the Earth system model evaluation group at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen/Germany. After obtaining her PhD in meteorology from the University of Munich/Germany she has worked for several years at NOAA in Boulder/USA and several months at Bodeker Scientific in Alexandra/New Zealand before she started her position at DLR. Her research focused initially on analyses of stratospheric ozone observations, but now also includes evaluation and analysis of ozone, water vapour, methane and other atmospheric parameters from Earth system model simulations.

Yaítza: Yaítza is an atmospheric physicist with over 10 years of experience in research, development, operations, and technical/programmatic management. She has spent most of her career working in operations for the DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Technical Reachback. She is currently a program scientist with ASRC Federal in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Chief Science Data Office (CSDO) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she leads CSDO Environmental Justice activities as well as serving as the Program Officer for the Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission. She earned her Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences studying aerosols-cloud-microphysical interactions in tropical cyclones from the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and her B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM). As a Latina in STEM, Dr. Luna-Cruz is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and considered a leader in the field. She continues to be a STEM ambassador through many outreach and mentorship activities with her mission of “Science with Purpose”. She currently serves as the AMS Women’s committee chair under AMS Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity (BRAID) and is a senior advisor for the Puerto Ricans in the Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (PCAM).