University of Washington
Phone: (813) 340-0096
Atmospheric Chemistry, Biomass Burning Plume Chemistry and Aging
Specific Interests: physicochemical properties of aerosols, nocturnal evolution of halogenated species, nitrates, and phenolic compounds
Education and Professional Experience:
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Advisor: Prof. Joel Thornton
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Undergraduate, Lab Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Elisabeth Moyer
Major: Geophysical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, 2014
United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL
Student Employee, Lab Assistant
PI: Ilsa Kuffner
Atlas Aviation, Tampa, FL
License: Private, current, 2009
Selected Honors and Awards:
Student Poster Competition Winner American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 
Student Assistantship AAAR 
STEP Student Temporary Employment Program, awarded through USGS [2011-2012]
YIF Youth Initiative Funding 
Uncommon Fund, University of Chicago 
University of Washington
Graduate Researcher with Prof. Joel Thornton [2014- present]
¥ Projects Include
¥ Analysis of flight data taken from the SENEX (Southern Nexus) Campaign to study the nitration of phenolic compounds in biomass burning plumes
¥ Preparation and deployment of the HR-ToF-CIMS to the Carnegie Mellon Combustion chamber to observe biomass burning chlorine activation
¥ Current preparation for the NOAA UWFPS (Utah Winter Fine Particulate Study) to observe the spatial distribution of key trace gases related to particulate matter formation
University of Chicago
Undergraduate Researcher with Prof. Elisabeth Moyer [2012-2014]
¥ Data analyst and lab assistant designing a spectroscopic, calibration system to detect the vapor mixing ratio of isotopic-enriched water
¥ Analyzing the energy output of Michigan wind farms
United States Geological Survey
Student Temporary Employ with Ilsa Kuffner [2011-2013]
¥ Internship then retained as an employ under research scientist Ilsa Kuffner. Studied climate changeÕs effect on coral. Lab work and data analysis (Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies Project, CREST)
¥ ARISTO, Aug 2015. C-130 Aircraft. NCAR.
¥ ToF installation
¥ Carnegie Mellon Combustion Chamber, Feb-Mar 2016. NSF.
¥ ToF deployment, chamber operations, and reintegration
¥ HISCALE, July 2016, DoE.
¥ ToF calibrations and pre-flights
¥ UWFPS, Jan-Feb 2017. Twin Otter Aircraft. NOAA.
¥ ToF deployment, flight operations, and reintegration
Egress Aircraft Crash Survival Training, ERI, Wenachee, WA, contact, Brett Stofel. Sep 2016.
Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, Red Cross, Seattle, WA. Sep 2016.
Machine shop privileges, UW, Seattle, WA.
Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
¥ Fall 2015: Global Warming 111
Workshop Presenter, Bellevue College
¥ March 2015: Expand Your Horizons
¥ Workshop Developer and Presenter for under privileged high school girls
¥ March 2016: Expand Your Horizons
¥ Workshop developer
Teaching Internship, University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences
¥ Summer 2012 with Prof. Douglas MacAyeal
¥ Aided in development of student labs for GEOS 111 (Global Warming for non-majors]). Developed Matlab GUIs in conjunction with google earth to teach about the decline of tropical glaciers over the past century
Service and Outreach Experience:
¥ Earth Sciences WomenÕs Network [2015- present]
¥ American Meteorological Society [2016- present]
¥ University of WashingtonÕs Department of Atmospheric Sciences Outreach presenter [2014- present]
¥ Expand Your Horizons [ March 2015, March 2016]
¥ MESA day [March 2016]
¥ Founder of the University of ChicagoÕs Engineering Society. Lead workshops teaching students to use Arduino. Project leader on three weather balloon projects, one of which made measurements in the stratosphere. These projects were funded through an award from the Uncommon Fund. [2010- 2014]
¥ GeoUnion at the University of Chicago. Weekly seminar where invited speakers in the field of Earth Science give a talk directly geared to undergraduates for an undergraduate audience only. I acted as speaker coordinator from 2013-2014. [2010- 2014]
Moyer E., S. Johnson, L. Goldberger, J. Zhu. 2012. Feasibility and Implications of the Michigan 2012 Proposal 3 for a 25% State Renewable Portfolio Standard. Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.
AAAR, Portland, OR, October, 2016
Dinitrogen Pentoxide (N2O5) Reactive Uptake and Multiphase Chlorine Chemistry on Authentic Biomass Burning Aerosol. Goldberger, L., Ahern, A., Jahl, L., Lee, B., Sullivan, R. Thornton, J.