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ETEC: LaToya Myles, NOAA ATDD: Science, Service, and Stewardship in Oak Ridge
September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
EPP Alumna & Deputy Director
Atmospheric Turbulence & Diffusion Division
NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
EPP/MSI Alumna LaToya Myles, Ph.D., was recently promoted to Deputy Director of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division in the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory. She was previously the Lead Research Physical Scientist.
LaToya earned her Ph.D. through the NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She conducted research in collaboration with the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory for an interdisciplinary dissertation focusing on atmospheric deposition of pollutants and their impact on ecosystems. Her study had implications for both human and environmental health.
Dr. Myles has been recognized for her academic achievements with many scholarships, fellowships, and awards; including the NOAA EPP/MSI Graduate Sciences Program Fellowship and the EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship. She was recently recognized as a 2016 Technology All-Star at the 21st Women of Color STEM Conference. She is also a member of the American Geophysical Union, Earth Science Women’s Network, and Sigma Xi.
Upon completion of her dissertation, LaToya became a physical scientist in the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. LaToya expanded her work on ammonia exchange between the atmosphere and the biosphere using new technology. She credits her training at the nexus of atmospheric and ecosystem science with preparing her to tackle tough environmental problems holistically and work with diverse collaborators who bring different perspectives to the table. LaToya has served as a mentor for many NOAA supported students.