Heather Holmes

Board Member

Heather has an interdisciplinary background in engineering, air quality, and atmospheric sciences and is passionate about studying and understanding environmental problems, especially in the western U.S.  She is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah* and for six years was an assistant professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Her research focuses on the sources and transport of air pollution with the aim of understanding ways to reduce pollution concentrations and protect human health.  Heather has an MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and moved back to Salt Lake City in 2020.  While she is an Idahoan at heart, born and raised, she enjoys calling Utah home and in her free time can be found adventuring with her wife, daughter, and two dogs.

*My viewpoints are solely my own responsibility and do not represent the official views of the University of Utah.