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PSU student named 'outstanding early career scientist' in climate science
Author: Cristina Rojas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Posted: June 19, 2018

Portland State University graduate student Emily Slinskey has been named one of five "outstanding early career scientists in climate science" by World Climate Research Programme.

Slinskey, who graduated with a master's in geography this spring, will remain at PSU to begin work on her doctorate in the fall.

Her research focuses on monitoring and tracking changes in precipitation extremes over space and time.

"I hope that I can work toward bridging the gap between extreme weather and climate, with an emphasis on deepening our understanding of underlying physical mechanisms driving these events and how they vary across climate states," said Slinskey, who was a member of PSU's Climate Science Lab run by geography professor Paul Loikith. "Most of all I hope my work is useful and meaningful, not only to the scientific community but to society."