EARTH SCIENCE WOMEN'S NETWORK

LEADERSHIP

DR. MEREDITH HASTINGS

PRESIDENT

Meredith is an associate professor at Brown University in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society. Her research focuses on the reactive nitrogen cycle, with interests ranging from air quality to the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen in the earth system via formation of nitric acid (or nitrate), a major component of acid rain and a source of biologically available nitrogen. Meredith has a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and Chemistry from University of Miami and a Ph.D. in Geosciences from Princeton.

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DR. MELISSA BURT

VICE PRESIDENT

Melissa is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University. In this position, Melissa leads the strategic planning and implementation efforts for diversity, inclusion and equity goals across the College, and has an active role in university-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives.  In particular, she works with College faculty, staff and students to foster an inclusive climate for diversity in the college. Melissa has a B.S. degree in Meteorology from Millersville University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University.

DR. CHRISTINE WIEDINMYER

TREASURER

Christine is the Associate Director for Science at CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences), overseeing the science portfolio of the University of Colorado Boulder’s largest research institute with a focus on managing research in service to NOAA.  Christine’s personal research focuses on the identification and quantification of various emission sources and determining the transport and fate of pollutants in the atmosphere with models and observations. Her research interests include evaluating ways in which climate, technology, and policy impact air quality. Christine is the 2014 Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Sciences from the American Meteorological Society and is a 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. She received her B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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DR. MONA BEHL

ASSOCIATE BOARD of DIRECTORS

Mona serves as the associate director of NOAA's Sea Grant Program at the University of Georgia, where she also holds public service and academic appointments. She is responsible for providing administrative and financial leadership to Georgia Sea Grant that includes developing the program’s strategic plan, directing its research and education portfolios, building partnerships, and demonstrating the relevance and impact of Sea Grant’s work in Georgia. Mona is a national award-winning teacher, who co-led the development of Sea Grant's 10-year diversity, equity and inclusion vision, and is the founding member of the American Meteorological Society’s Early Career Leadership Academy. She earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics (Honors) from Panjab University, India; and Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from Florida State University, USA.

DR. CLAIRE GRIFFIN

ASSOCIATE BOARD of DIRECTORS

Claire is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Virginia Environmental Resilience Institute and Department of Environmental Sciences. Her research examines biogeochemical impacts of climate change and human action on land-water connections, particularly in the Arctic. She received her B.A. in Geography at Clark University, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Marine Sciences.

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DR. MAURA HAHNENBERGER

ASSOCIATE BOARD of DIRECTORS

Maura is an Assistant Professor in the Geosciences Department at Salt Lake Community College, where she teaches and advises in the Atmospheric Sciences and Geography programs in both face to face and online settings. Maura is the founder of the WaterGirls outreach program which provides middle school girls with field experiences conducting water science. She also serves on the boards of the Utah Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the SLCC Chapter of the Utah Women in Higher Education Network. Her research and teaching interests center around natural and human-caused environmental hazards including dust storms, air pollution, and hazardous weather. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Meteorology and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Utah studying dust storms in the eastern Great Basin of Utah.

DR. EMILY SMITH

ASSOCIATE BOARD of DIRECTORS

Emily is a Program Specialist with the University Consortium of Atmospheric Research (UCAR), managing in situ ocean observing programs in service to NOAA. Emily’s main projects are focused on sea level change and ocean heat content. She also supports several education programs that connect students to real time data about the ocean. She received her first B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a subsequent B.S. in Biology Education, a M.Ed. in Secondary Education in Environmental Sciences from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Louisiana State University.

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Past Board Members

Dr. Amanda Adams
Dr. Amanda Adams
Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Dr. Rebecca Barnes
Dr. Rebecca Barnes
Dr. Agatha DeBoer
Dr. Agatha DeBoer
Dr. Mirjam Glessmer
Dr. Mirjam Glessmer
Dr. Arlene Fiore
Dr. Arlene Fiore
Dr. Emily Fischer
Dr. Emily Fischer
Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro
Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro
Dr. Tracey Holloway
Dr. Tracey Holloway
Dr. Rachel Licker
Dr. Rachel Licker
Dr. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Dr. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Dr. Galen McKinley
Dr. Galen McKinley
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Dr. Aisha Morris
Dr. Carmen Rodriguez
Dr. Carmen Rodriguez
Dr. Amanda Staudt
Dr. Amanda Staudt
Dr. Allison Steiner
Dr. Allison Steiner