iHARP is proud to announce Chhaya Kulkarni, UMBC PhD Candidate, will be a part of the GESTAR Fellowship! Through this fellowship, she will gain experience working with NASA's Global Modeling and Analysis Office (GMAO) under the mentorship of Dr. Nikki Prive. NASA's GMAO is responsible for developing and distributing a variety of products that either incorporate NASA's satellite observations, aid in the development of new missions, or assist with satellite missions and field activities.
Through the simulated data from the observational systems, Chhaya will apply and evaluate her model with the help of her skills in data analysis, visualization, and storytelling. By utilizing the skills she has gained from this fellowship, Chhaya plans to improve her research skills, learn about new cutting-edge technologies so that she may produce high-quality papers, and use this research to further integrate data science and polar science in future research.