Jessica Haskins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences focusing on topics related to Atmospheric Chemistry. 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, and completed an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT between 2020-2022. She is broadly interested in utilizing data from a variety of sources to better understand variability in air quality and climate to help guide realistic representations of physical and chemical phenomenon in global climate models.
Her specific research interests are centered around understanding and modeling the impact of heterogenous chemistry processes and the role of atypical oxidants in determining daily and seasonal variability in air quality & climate. She is an expert in tropospheric halogen chemistry, but has a variety of other interests that span topics from better understanding the sources and recycling of Cl radicals in the troposphere, to understanding the diurnal variability in NO3 radical production and losses. Ultimately, her research strives to use existing data as novel constraints for the oxidative cascade of reactions responsible for creating secondary pollutants and how that may change in the future.