Dr. Catherine Pomposi is an applied earth scientist with expertise in atmospheric dynamics and climate science. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a commitment to utilizing scientific findings in service of society. Catherine received her Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Environmental Analysis from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University. Her doctoral research and postdoctoral research appointment with the Climate Hazards Group at the University of California Santa Barbara focused on understanding patterns of rainfall variability in marginal regions, most recently in support of USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). Dr. Pomposi is passionate about science education, outreach, and inclusion and she has participated in various public engagement activities to broadly share science. Catherine is also a co-organizer of a local branch of the international group 500 Women Scientists, which seeks to build a more inclusive scientific community.