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Job Title
Senior Research Scientist
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Program Role
International Lead, Wildland Fires


Dr. Ana Prados is the international lead for the Wildland Fire program area and a co-investigator within NASA’s Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST). She is also a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Ana has 20 years of experience in research applications of satellite remote sensing. She previously led NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) program for 12 years. In that role, she enabled stakeholders worldwide to integrate satellite data into environmental management.

Ana has a unique ability to translate scientific information for diverse audiences. She has 15 years of experience working with local and state government to develop air quality and climate change policies, as well as expertise in program evaluation.

Her combination of scientific, environmental policy, and communications skills allows her to work effectively with scientists, businesses, and government leaders to integrate environmental data into decision-making.