Lori Bruhwiler, an AMS Member, is a physical scientist in the Global Monitoring Division of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. Her research interests include understanding past and future budgets of CO2, CH4 using atmospheric transport models, and assimilation techniques. Lori has spent her entire career so far at NOAA, beginning with her postdoctoral thesis on stratospheric chemistry at the NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory (now ESRL's Chemical Sciences Ddivision). She went on to the NOAA Geophysical Research Laboratory where she worked with models of stratospheric chemistry and dynamics, before joining the ESRL Carbon Cycle Group in 1998. Dr. Bruhwiler has undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She lives in Boulder with her husband and two kids and enjoys hiking, skiing, and riding her horse.