We are delighted to welcome Dr. Colleen Marciel F. Rosales to the OpenAQ team! As Strategic Partnerships Director, Colleen will build strategic relationships with air quality stakeholders worldwide — introducing people to the OpenAQ platform, spurring data-informed projects that advance clean air objectives, and supporting partnerships across sectors and geographies.
Colleen has a PhD in Environmental Science with over ten years of experience in indoor and outdoor air pollution. Besides her scientific work, which includes publication in Science Advances and Nature Communications, Colleen is skilled in data analysis and programming, project management, digital communications and technical writing, and relationship building. Colleen intends to use dual technical and leadership skills to serve as a fulcrum point for the growth of OpenAQ.
Colleen is currently completing a postdoc with the Air Quality Research Center at University of California Davis, where she programs high-throughput comparative analyses of instrumentation for air monitoring. At Indiana University Bloomington, she taught and managed indoor/outdoor projects involving research groups from various universities from 2016 through 2021. Prior to that, Colleen worked with the Aerosol Technology Monitoring Lab at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea, the Institute of Environmental Science & Meteorology and Institute of Chemistry at the University of the Philippines, Clean Air Asia, and the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute.
In her spare time, Colleen fundraises for her undergraduate school in the Philippines and promotes climate policy with her local Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapter in Indiana.