Aaron Piña, an AMS Member, is a 2nd year MS student in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He works with Scott Denning. Mr Piña is an Integrated Water, Atmosphere, Ecosystems, Education, and Research Fellow and is currently studying the convective transport of pollutants from the Colorado Front Range into the Rocky Mountains. His research interests include land-atmosphere interaction, aerosol formation and transport, air quality, mountain meteorology, climate change, and water resource management. Mr Piña grew up in a small coastal town in southeast Texas. He has a BS degree in meteorology (2011) from Texas A&M University. He was a conservation intern for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 2009 as well as an intern for the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research 2010-2011. Mr Piña's past summer research projects include studies of invasive species in western Minnesota Lakes, boundary-layer meteorology in the southeast Pacific Ocean, and mixed-phased clouds over the Rocky Mountains. He was a teaching assistant in Fall 2012 for an undergraduate introduction to weather and climate course. In the fall of 2013, he will teach a course entitled Human Impacts on Biogeochemistry at Colorado College. Though his passion is to teach, Mr Piña is also interested in science policy and environmental law. Through the auspices of the SOARS program, he has attended two Climate Science Day meetings in Washington DC (2013, 2014) and plans to attend the American Meteorological Society's Summer Policy Colloquium in 2014.