Dr. Caroline Normile is a Senior Policy Analyst for the BPC Energy Program. She brings more than ten years of quantitative research experience in the earth system and carbon cycle sciences. Prior to joining BPC, she served as a Principal Air Quality Specialist with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, a regional government agency in California. In this role, she analyzed and interpreted atmospheric measurements in support of public health, environmental protection, and climate change mitigation.
She served as the 2017–2018 Congressional Science Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and AAAS. During her fellowship, Caroline supported the Senate Task Force on Climate Change and advanced innovative bipartisan legislation related to carbon capture, utilization, and storage; renewable energy; aircraft greenhouse gas emissions; soil carbon sequestration; and the blue economy.
Dr. Normile completed her PhD as a NASA Earth and Space Science Graduate Fellow at Penn State University. Her doctoral research assessed land-atmosphere carbon exchange across North American terrestrial ecosystems. She also holds a Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from Penn State and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.