Q&A with our own Dr. Janine A. Baijnath-Rodino!

Jason Pang

Professor Janine Baijnath-Rodino recently joined UCLA as Director of Meteorology and adjunct assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences (AOS). A passionate scientist with a global perspective on climate change, Janine works with other scientists and engineers in academia and at NASA JPL to better understand extreme weather events and natural disasters.

Below, Janine answers some questions about the importance of climate science today, opportunities for undergraduates in AOS’s unique climate science major, and the growing importance of effective science communication.

Follow the discussion at the UCLA Physical Sciences Website