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 is now an assistant professor of chemistry at Harvey Mudd College.