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February 2, 2021

Julieta Juncosa Calahorrano wins AMS student presentation award

Ph.D. student Julieta Juncosa Calahorrano was selected as the fourth-place winner of the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award by the American Meteorological Society’s 23rd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry.

Juncosa Calahorrano presented her research on the evolution of Peroxyacetyl Nitrate (PAN) in western U.S. wildfire smoke plumes using a new dataset from the Cross-Track Infrared Sounder (CrIS). She and her colleagues looked at the 2018 wildfire season and complemented their analysis with in-situ observations from the Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol Absorption, and Nitrogen (WE-CAN).

“You have clearly demonstrated the outstanding qualities we look for in our student recipients of this award,” read the notification letter from AMS.

The virtual meeting allowed Juncosa Calahorrano to participate from Ecuador, where she was renewing her student visa. She said the virtual nature of the meeting was an excellent opportunity for international researchers, who are not always able to attend these events that are crucial for career development.

“I want to thank Emily Fischer and the past and present Fischer group members!” Juncosa Calahorrano said. “I have grown so much in the art of giving effective oral presentations thanks to their feedback!”