Dr. Emily V. Fischer is an atmospheric scientist who studies the atmospheric using in situ observations, satellite measurements, and chemical transport models. Her current work focuses on the emissions, composition, and impacts of non-traditional air pollution sources including wildfires.
Dr. Fischer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU). She also is an affiliate faculty member of the CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES). As an undergraduate she majored in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She then earned her M.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of New Hampshire and her Ph.D.in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, and she joined the faculty at CSU in 2013.
Dr. Fischer and her group produce and analyze measurements of many different air pollutants. Her recent research efforts have included leading field campaigns to study the composition of wildfire smoke, the emissions from large animal feeding operations, and the impact of oil and gas operations on air quality at various scales. In addition to her atmospheric chemistry work, Dr. Fischer leads research to identify and test strategies to build more equitable and welcoming educational environments. Her recent work includes leading a mentoring program for undergraduates who identify as women and piloting best practices for preventing sexual harassment in field settings. She is also a founding member of Science Moms, a group of nonpartisan scientists working to demystify climate science and climate solutions.
Dr. Fischer is a recipient of the AGU James B. Macelwane Medal. At CSU her work has been recognized through a Monfort Professorship, an Abel Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award, and an Abell Outstanding Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award.