Jessica Haskins, PhD

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph’D  Atmospheric Science (2017 – 2020)
  • M.Sc. Atmospheric Science (2014 – 2017)
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  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2020 – present)
  • B.Sc. Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Science (2010 – 2014) 


  • 1 of 25 selected to participate based on the significance and achievement of the applicant’s Ph’D thesis. (Dec. 2021)
The purpose of ACCESS is to bring together young researchers in atmospheric chemistry and representatives of the principal federal government agencies that fund atmospheric chemistry research to engage in scientific discussion and interaction. 

Proposal: Constraining and Modeling the Contribution of Organic Nitrate to Fine Mode Particulate Matter

  • $190,000 awarded over 2 years (June 2020- July 2022)

The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to highly qualified early career investigators to carry out an independent research program.  The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community. 


Proposal:Modeling the Effect of CINO2 on Downwind Transport of NOx During Winter

  • 1 of 55 awarded $88,000 from the EPA to fund M.S. research

The EPA’s Science To Achieve Results graduate fellowship program supports masters and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. Each year, students in the United States compete for STAR fellowships through a rigorous review process. Since the program began in 1995, EPA has awarded approximately 1,884 STAR fellowships to students in every state and most territories. Fellowships have helped educate new academic researchers, government scientists, science teachers and environmental engineers.

The AMS Graduate Fellowship Program is a source of scholarships, useful resources, and unique opportunities for outstanding students looking to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences. Sponsored by NASA Earth Science.

  • Award totaling $17,500 over 3 years 

The Seattle Chapter ARCS Foundation Fellowship supports the best and brightest of our nation’s science and engineering graduate students, whose rigorous academic endeavors and cutting-edge research are opening pathways to scientific discoveries that will benefit our state, our nation and our world.

MIT Prize in recognition of innovative experimental design, care in data collection, and sensitive application of results to research problems for undergraduate thesis entitled, “The Effect of Volcanic Aerosols on Mid-Latitude Ozone Recovery“.


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Research Assistant/ Teaching Assistant

University of Washington 

Sep 2014 – Jun 2020

Seattle, WA 

Graduate student co-advised by Prof. Joel Thornton and Prof. Lyatt Jaegle studying tropospheric chlorine chemistry, resulting in 4 first author publications. 

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Visiting Student

ETH – Institute for Atmosphere & Climate Science 

Jun 2014 –  Aug 2014 

Zurich, Switzerland 

Worked with Prof. Ulrike Lohmann & Berko Sierau to analyze data from airborne Saharan dust samples using Aerosol Time Of Flight Mass Spectrometry (ATOFMS) to characterize the bulk aerosol chemical composition of cloud condensation nuclei, resulting in a publication (Corbin et al., 2015)

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Undergraduate Student Researcher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sep 2012 –  Jun 2014 

Cambridge, MA

Worked with Prof. Susan Solomon’s group on stratospheric ozone chemistry above the Arctic & Antarctic using MLS satellite data & balloon observations, resulting in a publication (Solomon et al., 2014).

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MIT Undergraduate Extern 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 

Jan 2013 

Greenbelt, MD

Worked on the Lunar Atmosphere Dust and Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission assisting in developing a program to compile telemetry data for use in a visualization system of the satellite during launch and orbit.

Teaching & Mentoring

1.085: Air Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry

Fall 2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Served as a guest lecturer for Prof. Colette Heald in this 1.5 hour intro level class for undergraduate students on the topic of “Aqueous Phase Chemistry”. 
1.097: Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering Research

Jan 2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Served as the sole mentor for 3 undergraduate researchers during this one month long class where they receive credit for preforming research. Students utilized NO2 data from TROP-OMI via the Google Earth Engine and nitrate deposition data from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program to investigate NOx decreases, and subsequent nitrate deposition decreases in different cities in the U.S during the 2020 pandemic. I held daily office hours during this research intensive, organized talks from CEE alums to expose the students to potential career paths, and coordinated with them to share their final projects with the Heald group .  My 3 students won “Best Presentation” for their final project! 
ATMS 340: Introduction to Cloud Thermodynamics

Jan- Apr 2018

University of Washington, Dept. of Atmospheric Science

  • Served as the sole teaching assistant for 30 students guiding them through problem solving in a flipped class where lectures by Prof Cecelia Bitz are watched at home and problem solving is done in class. Held weekly office hours for entire quarter. 
ATMS 458: Air pollution Chemistry

Sept- Dec 2016, 2017

University of Washington, Dept. of Atmospheric Science

  • Served as a grader and substitute lecturer for Prof. Joel Thornton for this senior level undergraduate course totaling ∼10 hours of lecturing, primarily on topics of stratospheric ozone, acid rain, and heterogeneous chemistry.
ATMS 211: Climate and Climate Change

Jan- Apr 2016

University of Washington, Dept. of Atmospheric Science

  • Served as a substitute lecturer for Prof. David Battisti in this intro level class for non-science majors interested in learning about Climate Change for a total of 4 hours. As the sole teaching assistant and grader for 120 students, I taught 4 recitation sections of my own design and by myself for a total of 144 hours over the quarter.
Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP)

Aug, 2011, 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences 

  • Served as a teaching assistant for the Freshman Pre-Orientation Program in Yellowstone National Park organized by the MIT Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences Department organizing teaching material, preparing/planning meals and trip itinerary under Prof. Samuel Bowring.

Professional Service

  • Geophysical Research Letters (GRL)
  • Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics (ACP)
  • Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T)
  • Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (JGR)
  • NSF Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (AGS) Grant Review Panelist
  • Member of the MIT Postdoc Diversity & Inclusion group, former member of the UW Atmospheric Science Diversity & Inclusion Graduate Student Committee, and former member of the UAW-4142, the Academic Student Employee’s union at the University of Washington. 
  • Outstanding Student Presentation Award judge for the 2020, 2021 AGU Annual Fall Meeting


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Haskins, J. D., Jaeglé, L., & Thornton, J. A. (2020). Significant Decrease in Wet Deposition of Anthropogenic Chloride Across the Eastern United States, 1998-2018. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(22).

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Haskins, J. D., Lopez-Hilfiker, F. D., Lee, B. H., Shah, V., Wolfe, G. M., DiGangi, J., Fibiger, D., McDuffie, E. E., Veres, P., Schroder, J. C., Campuzano-Jost, P., Day, D. A., Jimenez, J. L., Weinheimer, A., Sparks, T., Cohen, R. C., Campos, T., Sullivan, A., Guo, H., . . . Thornton, J. A. (2019b). Anthropogenic Control over Wintertime Oxidation of Atmospheric Pollutants. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(24), 14826–14835.

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Haskins, J. D., Lee, B. H., Lopez-Hilifiker, F. D., Peng, Q., Jaeglé, L., Reeves, J. M., Schroder, J. C., Campuzano-Jost, P., Fibiger, D., McDuffie, E. E., Jiménez, J. L., Brown, S. S., & Thornton, J. A. (2019a). Observational Constraints on the Formation of Cl2 From the Reactive Uptake of ClNO2 on Aerosols in the Polluted Marine Boundary Layer. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(15), 8851–8869.

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Haskins, J. D., Jaeglé, L., Shah, V., Lee, B. H., Lopez-Hilfiker, F. D., Campuzano-Jost, P., Schroder, J. C., Day, D. A., Guo, H., Sullivan, A. P., Weber, R., Dibb, J., Campos, T., Jimenez, J. L., Brown, S. S., & Thornton, J. A. (2018). Wintertime Gas-Particle Partitioning and Speciation of Inorganic Chlorine in the Lower Troposphere Over the Northeast United States and Coastal Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(22), 12, 897–12, 916.

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Wang, X., Jacob, D. J., Eastham, S. D., Sulprizio, M. P., Zhu, L., Chen, Q., Alexander, B., Sherwen, T., Evans, M. J., Lee, B. H., Haskins, J. D., Lopez-Hilfiker, F. D., Thornton, J. A., Huey, G. L., & Liao, H. (2019). The Role of Chlorine in Global Tropospheric Chemistry. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(6), 3981–4003.

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Corbin, J. C., Othman, A., Allan, J. D., Worsnop, D. R., Haskins, J. D., Sierau, B., Mensah, A., & Lohmann, U. A. (2015). Peak–Fitting and Integration Imprecision in the Aerodyne Aerosol Mass Spectrometer. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8(11), 4615–4636.

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Solomon, S., Haskins, J. D., Ivy, D. J., & Min, F. (2014). Fundamental Differences between Arctic and Antarctic Ozone Depletion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Conference Presentations

“Regional Summary of Variations in Particle Phase Organic Nitrate Concentrations and their Representation in GEOS-Chem”

Jessica D. Haskins, Colette L. Heald, Douglas Day, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Jose-Luis Jimenez

“Understanding Ambient Trends in Particle Phase Nitrate Contributions from Inorganic & Organic Species”

Jessica D. Haskins, Colette L. Heald, Douglas Day, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Jose-Luis Jimenez

“Significant decrease in wet deposition of anthropogenic chloride across the Eastern U.S., 1998-2018”

Jessica D. Haskins, Joel A. Thornton, & Lyatt Jaegle

“Anthropogenic control over wintertime oxidation of atmospheric pollutants: the importance of incorporating atypical radical precursors”

Jessica D. Haskins, Felipe Lopez-Hilifiker,  Ben H. Lee, Joel A. Thornton, et al.

“The impacts of size dependent particle acidity and availability of particle chloride on the production of ClNO2 and Cl2”

Jessica D. Haskins, R. Zaveri, & Joel A. Thornton 

“Using ISORROPIA II to Predict Heterogeneous Chlorine Partitioning”

Jessica D. Haskins, Lyatt Jaegle, et al.

“Constraining wintertime sources of inorganic chlorine over the northeast United States”

Jessica D. Haskins, Joel A. Thornton, et al. 

“Observational Constraints on the Tropospheric Chlorine Budget from the WINTER 2015 Aircraft Campaign”

Jessica D. Haskins, Joel A. Thornton, et al.

“Examining the role of N2O5 hydrolysis and ClNO2 production over the northeast United States: Results from the WINTER 2015 aircraft campaign”

Jessica D. Haskins, Joel A. Thornton, et al.

“WINTER Comparisons to GEOS-Chem NOy partitioning”

Jessica D. Haskins, Viral Shah, & Lyatt Jaegle