Kate DeMarsh (she/her) is a doctoral student in Environmental Systems at the University of California, Merced. Her research focuses on air pollution and atmospheric chemistry across California’s Central Valley. She also serves as a Community Science Fellow with American Geophysical Union Thriving Earth Exchange working on a community science project in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Previously, Kate worked in collaboration with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado to explore pollutants of Colorado wildfires. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from Scripps College in Claremont, California and studied Environmental Science of the Arctic at the Denmark International School, Copenhagen. In her free time, Kate enjoys hiking, skiing, and is an avid movie goer. She is excited to be a part of YLAC to explore the connection between the environment, science, higher education and policy.