Tracey Holloway

Professor of Environmental Studies Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)

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Tracey Holloway is a Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She leads an air quality research program in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), working with undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers to understand links between regional air quality, energy, and climate. Holloway earned her Ph.D. in AOS from Princeton University in 2001, and completed a certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her undergraduate degree (Sc.B.) is from Brown University in Applied Mathematics, and her post-doctoral work was done at Columbia University's Earth Institute.

Prof. Holloway is Team Lead of the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST; 2016-2019), and she was Deputy Team Lead of the  NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST; 2011-2016). She is a 2016-2017 AAAS Leshner Leadership Fellow and a 2011 Leopold Fellow, both supporting her public engagement and scientific outreach. Holloway served as SAGE Director from 2008-2011, and is currently on the executive board of Environmental Research Letters. She is also president and founding board member of the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN), and was profiled in Nature in 2014 for her leadership of ESWN. Through her work with ESWN, Holloway helps manage the Earth Science Jobs Network – the Earth Science Jobs Network is a free, public listserve for job announcements in the environmental sciences, maintained by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). In 2012, Holloway was honored as the first ever recipient of the MIT C3E (Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards) award in Education and Mentoring, and the Council on Undergraduate Research in the Geosciences (GeoCUR) Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

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Prof. Holloway with members of Spring 2015 Research group. From left to right: David Abel (M.S. in E&R & Mech. Eng.; EAP certificate); Anna Bottom (undergraduate in Env. Sci.); Dr. Monica Harkey (full-time research scientist); Xiaomeng Jin (M.S. in E&R and EAP; now Ph.D. student at Columbia University); Andy Wentland (M.S. in AOS; now at Environ); Alex Karambelas (Ph.D. in E&R and EAP); Liz Kopecky (graduated 2015); Sarah Benish (graduated 2015, now Ph.D. student at University of Maryland); Prof. Tracey Holloway