Dr. Miriam E. Marlier is an Associate Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. She is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist with broad interests in examining interactions between environmental change and public health using remote sensing data and interdisciplinary modeling techniques. Some of her recent research projects include forecasting the influence of different conservation and development policies in Indonesia on fire emissions, air pollution, and regional public health outcomes, measuring the effect of agricultural waste burning on air quality in India, producing a global survey of changing surface freshwater resources over time, and understanding the physical climate drivers of fire activity in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Marlier previously worked as a postdoctoral research scientist with joint appointments in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University and the Department of Geography at UCLA. She earned her Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and her B.S. summa cum laude at UCLA in Atmospheric, Oceanic & Environmental Sciences.