Aradhna Tripati

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Aradhna Tripati is an American geoscientist, climate scientist, and advocate for diversity. She is the director of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science and a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she is part of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and the California Nanosystems Institute. Her research includes advancing new chemical tracers for the study of environmental processes, and studying the history of climate change and Earth systems, and she is recognized for her research on climate change and clumped isotope geochemistry. She studies the evolution of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and the impacts on temperature, the water cycle, glaciers and ice sheets, and oceanic pH. She has over 60 publications in Nature, Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other journals.

Professor Tripati engages in activism to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences and in the workforce, with a particular focus on addressing the underrepresentation of women, people of color, and other minorities in geoscience, environmental science, and other STEM fields. At the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, she is developing a cohort of community-minded scientists with expertise in climate, environmental science, green chemistry, and green engineering who will become leaders in the years to come.

Professor Tripati has been awarded for her contributions to research, teaching, and service, including the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. Provided by Wikipedia
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