University of California, Berkeley, USA

Eva Y. Pfannerstill

2022 Intensive Track Female Science Talents

Dr. Eva Pfannerstill is an atmospheric chemist, currently working at University of California, Berkeley, as a Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellow. She is investigating air pollution, novel sources of it, and its interrelations with environmental justice and climate change. Eva did her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, researching air chemistry in Amazonia and Arabia. She has a past as a leader of youth organizations advocating for climate action. She likes science blogging and is a co-editor of the European Geosciences Union Atmospheric Sciences Blog.

I want to support evidence-based policy making to reduce air pollution and exposure of vulnerable communities. I want this because air pollution is a justice issue, with those suffering most from it often causing least of it. I can do this because I am an expert in air pollution and, as a former leader of environmental youth organizations, have experience in interacting with policy makers.