Scientist, Educator, Leader
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I support undergraduate and graduate learning on air quality and energy. My favorite class to teach is “Introduction to Air Quality” (ES401), a soup-to-nuts introduction to the science of air pollution. This class is typically offered once per year, but I'm always teaching something interesting. Click here for the public course guide, that will show you what I'm teaching.
I love engaging students in research, and I was honored to receive the 2018 UW-Madison Undergraduate Research Student Mentoring Award. I welcome inquiries from undergraduates (any year) who would like to get involved in research related to air pollution, and if you're a graduate student at UW in any department, I'd encourage you to apply to the Energy Analysis and Policy graduate certificate program. I lead efforts to promote the EAP program in the Nelson Institute. The Energy Analysis and Policy graduate certificate is the only energy-related graduate certificate at UW-Madison. It’s a topical certificate that prepares students for careers related to energy and transportation, and can expand expertise without adding time or cost to students' UW-Madison experience.
Beyond the classroom and the lab, I am involved in programs to support career development and diversity in science, especially the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), which I co-founded in 2002. I was honored as the first ever recipient of the MIT C3E (Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards) award in Education and Mentoring, and the 2012 Council on Undergraduate Research in the Geosciences (GeoCUR) Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. You can also check out my TEDxUWMadison talk on building more “on-ramps” to science in college.