Lelia completed her PhD in the Russell Group in April 2010. Her main research interests included aerosols in marine environments and organic aerosol speciation. She received her B.S. in Chemistry and Environmental Systems from UCSD in 2005 where she discovered her passion for atmospheric chemistry, clouds and climate science in general. Lelia analyzed and published field measurements of organic aerosol collected at the Scripps Pier in June-September 2008 and shipboard measurements of organic aerosol collected during the fall 2008 VOCALS-REx campaign in the southeast Pacific Ocean. These studies focus on the effect of continental emissions on aerosol loading in coastal and remote marine atmospheres. Lelia also used single particle x-ray microscopy to analyze primary marine organic aerosol from shipboard measurements. Lelia then completed a Research and Teaching Postdoc with Dr. David De Haan at University of San Diego. She began as an assistant professor in Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College in 2011. She is now a full professor holding a joint appointment in Chemistry and the new Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment, where she serves as the center director. Her research interests still include organic aerosol formation and aerosol cloud interactions but have expanded to include community air quality and long term monitoring networks. She spends much of her time developing and supporting undergraduate coursework in climate science.