EPP/MSI Alum becomes a deputy director at NOAA Air Resources Lab

Dr. LaToya Myles was promoted to Deputy Director of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD)
September 30, 2016

EPP/MSI Alumna LaToya Myles, Ph.D., has been promoted to Deputy Director of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division in the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory. She was previously the Lead Research Physical Scientist.

EPP/MSI Alumna LaToya Myles, Ph.D.

Originally from Mississippi, LaToya Myles is a magna cum laude graduate of Alcorn State University with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in biology. She earned her Ph.D. through the NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. LaToya conducted research in collaboration with the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory for an interdisciplinary dissertation focusing on atmospheric deposition of pollutants and their impact on ecosystems. Her study had implications for both human and environmental health.

I look forward to helping support ATDD's existing research and development programs and identifying new opportunities that leverage our expertise, resources, and partnerships.

Dr. Myles has been recognized for her academic achievements with many scholarships and fellowships, including the NOAA EPP/MSI Graduate Sciences Program Fellowship and the EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship. She is also a member of the American Geophysical Union, Earth Science Women’s Network, and Sigma Xi.

Upon completion of her dissertation, LaToya was appointed as a physical scientist in the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. LaToya expanded her work on ammonia exchange between the atmosphere and the biosphere using new technology. She credits her training at the nexus of atmospheric and ecosystem science with preparing her to tackle tough environmental problems holistically and work with diverse collaborators who bring different perspectives to the table. LaToya has served as a mentor for many NOAA supported students.