Welcome new board member – Amber Soja
Amber Soja (board member since 2018) Associate Research Fellow, National Institute of Aerospace.
Dr. Amber Soja is resident in the Climate Science, Chemistry and Dynamics Branches of Atmospheric Sciences at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). She is currently an Associate Program Manager for the NASA Applied Sciences Wildland Fire program and a Disasters Coordinator for NASA LaRC. Her research focuses on using satellite, Geographic Information System, and modeled data as tools to explore the dynamic interactive relationships that exist between fire regimes, fire weather, air quality, the biosphere, atmosphere, and climate systems.
She has 25 years of research experience that has primarily focused on the beautiful expansive wildlands of Siberia. Soja is proud to have worked to enhance the use of satellite data in stakeholder agencies, so our nation benefits from the use of our applicable information. This includes working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to introduce satellite-based fire data to enhance the fire emissions portion of the National Emissions Inventory. She holds a B.A. (1996) and a Ph.D. (2004) in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia.
CORRECTION for February 2018 Wildfire Magazine: An editing error incorrectly prefaced the award announcement in the February print issue of Wildfire Magazine. The IAWF award to Dr. Travis Paveglio is for “Early Career in Fire Science,” and does not include “Ember Award,” which is a separate IAWF award. We regret any confusion.