Christine Neumaier


I grew up in Sacramento, California and graduated with my bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in Atmospheric Sciences with a minor in Applied Mathematics. While at the University of Washington, I worked with Dr. Joel Thornton and completed an internship at Pacific Northwest National Labrotory with Dr. Adam Varble and Lexie Goldberger. I joined the van den Heever group as a MS student in 2021. My current research focuses on how convective cold pools loft aerosols, using the RAMS model and observations from the BACS campaign. In my free time, I enjoy biking, running, playing board games, and photography.


B.S., with honors, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2021


Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award at AMS 15th Symposium of Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions, 2023
CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) Award, 2021
UW Dpartment of Atmospheric Sciences Phil Church Award, 2021
UW Dpartment of Atmospheric Sciences Mindilin-Reed-Caldwell Scholarship, 2020
UW Mary Gates Research Scholarship, Received in 2019 and 2020

Selected Presentations

Neumaier, C.A., L. D. Grant, S.C. van den Heever, B. Heffernan, R. Perkins, T. Feldman, C. Mampage, E.A. Stone, B. Ascher, N. Bryan, J.M. Creamean, P.J. DeMott, J. Escobedo, N.M. Falk, S.W. Freeman, T. Hill, S. Kreidenweis, G.R. Leung, A. Mazurek, C. Mignani, M. Nieto-Caballero, D. Veloso-Aguila. Transport and Mixing of Bioaerosols by Successive Cold Pools. AMS 15th Symposium of Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions, Denver, CO. January, 2021 (O)

Neumaier, C.A., J.A. Thornton, M. Diamond, B. Holzworth, and K.S. Virts. Human Activity and the Electrification of Storms: Leveraging Natural Experiments Related to COVID-19 and Policy Changes. University of Washington Research Symposium, Virtual, May, 2021. (O)

Neumaier, C.A., A. Varble, B. Schmid, and L. Goldberger. An Analysis of Shallow Orographic Cumulus Clouds Observed During the CACTI Field Campaign. 101st AGU Fall Meeting, Virtual, December, 2020. (P)

Field Experience

Drone pilot, radiosonde operator, forecaster, NSF BioAerosols and Convective Storms Phase I and Phase (II) (BACS I and II), 2022 and 2023

Service, Outreach, and Teaching

Little Shop of Physics, Science Demo Volunteer, 2023
CSU CIRA-ATS Mentoring Program (CAMP) Leadership Team Member, 2022-Present
CAMP Mentor, 2022-Present
PROmoting Geoscience Research, Education, and SuccesS (PROGRESS) Mentor (2021-Present)
FAA Part 107 Licsensed UAS Pilot
UW ATM S 321 (Physics of Climatology), Grader, Spring 2021
UW College of the Environment Academic Grievance Committee, Member, 2020-2021
UW Chapter of the AMS, Treasurer 2018-2019,Undergraduate President 2019-2021

Last Updated: 05/23