Team Members

Jeffrey Geddes [CV]

Group PI

I am an assistant professor with training in atmospheric chemistry. I lead a research group at Boston University’s Department of Earth & Environment focused on answering fundamental questions about air quality, from local to global scales. I am especially interested in understanding biosphere-atmosphere-chemistry interactions, and in identifying feedbacks between coastal meteorology and local urban air pollution. I earned a PhD from the University of Toronto, and completed postdoctoral research at Dalhousie University and MIT. In addition to my professional interests, I enjoy traveling with my husband, clowning around with my dog Busy, and reading thrillers.

Bo Wang


I am a postdoctoral associate at Boston University. I received my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and my B.S. from Nanjing University. Currently, my research focuses on high-resolution modeling in the coastal urban environment in support of remote sensing monitoring of air quality. Apart from my research, I enjoy exploring the stunning trails of New England and keeping up with the latest trends in AI.

Arden Radford

PhD Student

I am a fourth year Ph.D candidate with a BA in Econometric and Quantitative Economics and Astronomy from Wellesley College. Additionally, I have a MA in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Sciences from Boston University. My research focuses on utilizing in-situ ambient observations and emissions inventories to examine how and why human behavior and urban structures cause variability in atmospheric NO2 and CO2. I am interested in constraining the air quality benefits of proposed carbon reduction policies. In my free time I am a hobbyist illustrator, with a love of music and vinyl collecting.

Rachel Mooers

PhD Student

I am a first-year Ph.D. student researching the relationships between nitrogen dioxide and environmental parameters using model and satellite data. I previously conducted air quality research as an undergrad at CU Boulder and as an intern in the NASA SARP program. Broadly, I am interested in utilizing emerging technologies such as satellites, models, and low-cost sensors to improve air quality data’s spatial and temporal resolution. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, skiing, and vegetarian cooking.

Claire Naughton

PhD Student

I am a first-year Ph.D. student with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am interested in understanding urban-rural differences in seasonal patterns of outdoor formaldehyde using a combination of in-situ observations, model data, and column measurements. Outside of research, I play on a Gaelic football team and am an avid yacht rock listener.


Former Graduate Students and Postdocs:

Taylor Adams (PhD, 2023): Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan

Fernando Santos (Postdoc, 2020-2022): Currently a research scientist at National University of Singapore

Anthony Wong (PhD, 2022): Currently a postdoctoral fellow at MIT

Jenna Rindy (MA, 2022): Currently a sustainability specialist at Sibelco Group


Former Undergraduate Students and Research Assistants:

Sophie Abou-Rizk (2021)

Leah Brown (2019, 2020)

Natalie Pienkowska (2019)

Marissa Lee (2018)

Sarah Yasenka (2017)

Shane Devlin (2017)