Dr. Amber Soja
Dr. Amber Soja is a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace and is resident at NASA’s Langley Research Center, where she has served since 1997. She earned her PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, and she has over 25 years of research experience in using remotely-sensed data and models to explore the interactions between fire, the biosphere, and atmosphere, as weather and climate change. She has taken part in and led numerous interdisciplinary, national and international field campaigns that investigated feedbacks between fire and fuels, ecosystems, and weather and climate, primarily in remote Siberia. She holds one of the core papers comprising the research front in Boreal Forest Fires and Climate Change according to ScienceWatch.com. Amber also has an infinity towards making NASA ‘data and science’ into ‘usable’ information that is used by agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), Universities, and non-profit international organizations. In her spare time, she absolutely adores being outside: hiking, gardening, walking, water activities, snow skiing,and her family, furry and all.