Garima Raheja

Graduate Students

Garima Raheja is a PhD candidate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, studying atmospheric impacts of urban air pollution and its disproportionate impacts on public health. Having grown up between New Delhi, India, and the San Francisco Bay Area, Garima is passionate about environmental justice through climate action in the service of those most severely impacted. 

 

EDUCATION

BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering  - University of California, Berkeley

BA, Data Science - University of California, Berkeley

 

AWARDS

Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship, given to top 2% of undergraduates at UC Berkeley (4 year award)

Cal Alumni Leadership Award, for exceptional service and leadership in the Berkeley community (4x recipient)

Koret Research Scholarship Recipient, for funded independent research outside of UC Berkeley (2x recipient)

Regents’ and Chancellor’s Research Scholarship Recipient, for exceptional research proposals by Regents Scholars at UC Berkeley

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Berkeley Environmental Air Quality & CO2 Network (BEACO2N) - University of California, Berkeley / Ron Cohen Lab

Environmental Equity & Air Modelling - University of Washington / Julian Marshall Lab

Atmospheric Science - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa / Alison Nugent Lab

Total Carbon Column Observation Network - NASA Ames Research Center

Air Quality Monitoring - NASA Alpha Jet Atmospheric Experiment / Bay Area Air Quality Management District

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

US Department of State - Air Quality Fellow 

American Geophysical Union - Community Science Fellow

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens - Native Endangered Plant Species Seed Banking Fellow

NOAA Fisheries - Field Biologist

Exploratorium - Museum Docent

Trivia Night at Kip’s - Host


 

LEADERSHIP

American Geophysical Union - Fall Conference Team - Art and Science Section Lead

Bay Area Environmentally Aware Consulting Network (BEACN) - President

Code for Berkeley (a chapter of Code for America) - Co-Founder & Community Advocate / Policy Wonk

University of California Student Association (representing 285,000 students across 9 campuses) - Environmental Sustainability Officer

UC Berkeley Associated Students - Director of Environmental Education Policy

 

TEACHING / EDUCATION / OUTREACH

The Greenlining Institute - Equity Lab Organizer

Keeping Students Engaged in Science / Oakland Unified School District - Teaching Workshop Leader

Leadership High School - Volunteer Tutor

Kaniela Ing for Congress - Field Volunteer

Social Network Data Science (LS88) - Teaching Assistant

Sunrise Movement - Data Team

 

Publications

The AGU Art and Science Community - AGU FM 2019

Estimating CO2 Emissions Using Real and Simulated Total Column Observations - AGU FM 2018

Integrating Satellite, Aircraft, and Ground-Based Observations to Improve a GHG Inventory Network - AGU FM 2016

Imagining CO2: development and assessment of interactive visualizations for high resolution greenhouse gas observations collected by BEACO2N- AGU FM 2016

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS, ORGANIZED EVENTS & IN THE MEDIA

MIT Technology Review - Asian-Americans are using Slack groups to explain racism to their parents

New York Times - Swipe-Through Activist Guides Are the New Zines

Berkeley Data Science - Graduate Feature - Garima Raheja

Cook-In - Learn How to Interrupt Systemic Racism with Zahra Billoo and Sohla El-Waylly

South Asians for Black Lives - Core Organizer Feature

AGU Community Science Fellows - New Cohort Orientation (60+ attendees)

South Asian Allyship - Privilege and Positionality Panel (200+ attendees)

Shared Air Podcast - Environmental Justice

 

Contact

Email - ORCID - Google Scholar - LinkedIN - Twitter