Employee Spotlight: Meet Jessie Creamean

Jessie Creamean
Jessie Creamean

July 18, 2016

CIRES research scientist Jessie Creamean began working in PSD’s Hydrometeorological Processes and Observations Team starting in October 2014. Jessie’s work focuses on understanding aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions in remote regions. Prior to her CIRES position, she was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow in PSD under the advisors of Marty Ralph and Randy Dole working on aerosol impacts on precipitation and long-range transport of aerosols in the western U.S. She started her career working on the NOAA PSD-led CalWater project and has six first-author publications stemming from that study, including one in the journal Science. She recently started shifting gears to researching aerosols in the Arctic, and received two grants to fund her plans to evaluate aerosol impacts on clouds over the remote Arctic Ocean and to develop a balloon observing platform called HOVERCAT (Honing on VERtical Cloud and Aerosol properTies) to measure aerosols in clouds.

Jessie received her PhD in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego where she started working on the humble beginnings of CalWater. In her spare time, she loves to be outdoors and thoroughly enjoys fly fishing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, cycling, and spending time with her fiancé, Nick. She also loves to travel and explore the world.

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