Maria J. Molina

Assistant Professor
3427 Atlantic Building
Ph.D., Central Michigan University (Earth and Ecosystem Science)

Maria J. Molina is an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.

Her research focuses on the application of machine learning tools, such as neural networks, and numerical modeling systems to answer pressing questions in the domains of climate and extremes.

She leads the Climate and Extremes Data Science group. Some examples of problems they are tackling include extending Earth system prediction, understanding the genesis of extremes, and uncovering multi-scale patterns in the climate system.

Molina is also affiliated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University.

She is a co-chair of the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Early Career Leadership Academy, a member of the AMS Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity (BRAID), and serves as an Academia Ambassador for the AMS Committee for Hispanic and Latinx Advancement (CHALA).

Molina received her doctorate in Earth and ecosystem science from Central Michigan University in 2019.

Go here to view her academic publications on Google Scholar.