NOAA deputy director, Co-principal investigator, NSF GOLD Project
Dr. LaToya Myles serves as Director of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. In addition to her leadership of atmospheric research and development programs, she studies air-surface exchange of reactive nitrogen in coastal and agricultural ecosystems. The Mississippi native is a magna cum laude graduate of Alcorn State University with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in biology and has a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Through numerous professional and community organizations, she advocates for STEM education and serves as a mentor for students who represent the next generation of scientists. She is co-principal investigator and advisor of several NSF grants that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences. She currently serves as chair of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Honors and Recognition Committee.