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Shane Coffield

Postdoctoral Scientist in Earth System Science, University of Maryland

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in Earth System Science, working in a cooperative agreement between the University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. My primary research objective is to use satellite data to track and analyze wildfires around the globe. I also work a lot on science policy and science communication, especially regarding environmental issues and DEI in STEM.


  • 2022–present
    Postdoctoral Associate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • 2017–2022
    Graduate Student Researcher, UC Irvine


  • 2022 
    UC Irvine, PhD in Earth System Science