Rosana Aguilera Becker
Rosana is a postdoctoral researcher at SIO-UCSD working at the intersection between environmental science, climate and public health. She is also part of the research group directed by Dr. Alexander Gershunov, which focuses on climate and weather extremes. Rosana’s research path started as a watershed hydrologist and limnologist studying spatio-temporal patterns in riverine water quality under global change. During her previous postdoctoral experience at UC Santa Barbara, Rosana was involved in assessing the impacts of nutrient availability and pollution on coastal ecosystems in California. At her current position at SIO, Rosana has focused on the link between coastal water quality and extreme precipitation events caused by atmospheric rivers, which has implications for public health. Her most recent work is related to quantifying smoke exposure from Santa Ana wind-driven wildfires and associated impacts on respiratory health in Southern California.