Jessica Haskins, PhD
Jessica Haskins, PhD

Jessica Haskins, PhD

Blogging about atmospheric chemistry and data science.



Jessica Haskins is an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow studying Atmospheric Chemistry at MIT in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with Prof. Colette Heald. She received her B.Sc. in Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences from MIT in 2014, and graduated with her Ph’D in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 2020. She is interested in utilizing data from a variety of sources to better understand trends in air quality and climate to help guide realistic representations of physical and chemical phenomenon in global climate models. She is currently researching whether the nighttime formation of organic nitrate aerosols as represented in a global model is comparable to existing field data, collected during 14+ field campaigns.

Blog Posts

My First Time Mentoring

I am and will always be an extravert and working alone as a postdoc and graduate student was always really hard for me. Sometimes I wish I'd picked a career where I got to work with more people, but mentoring really changed my attitude on how often I get to work with others in my job. I
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2006: A nightmare in standardized data styles

In my NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, I proposed collecting data taken from 15 past field campaigns in the US and analyzing this data, using techniques that...
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