Dr. LaToya Myles Biographical Sketch

LaToya Myles is a physical scientist with the U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Air Resources Laboratory Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (NOAA/ARL/ATDD) in Oak Ridge, TN. Her current research explores atmospheric
deposition of trace gases and particles to terrestrial ecosystems. At ATDD, she also serves as the coordinator for scientific input to the division’s air quality programs. In 2006, she led the division’s effort to host the first East Tennessee Ozone Study (ETOS) Science Workshop.

The Mississippi native is a magna cum laude graduate of Alcorn State University with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in biology. She also holds a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Florida A&M University where her dissertation focused on atmospheric ammonia measurements using ion mobility spectrometry and relaxed eddy accumulation. Dr. Myles has been recognized for her Academic achievement with various scholarships and fellowships, including the U.S. EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Environmental Sciences Fellowship and the NOAA EPP Graduate Sciences Program Fellowship. She was the first Graduate Sciences Fellow to earn a research doctorate. She is a member of Sigma Xi, American Chemical Society, National Organization of Black Chemists& Chemical Engineers, American Meteorological Society, and American Geophysical Union.

Dr. Myles has published her research in peer-reviewed literature and often presents findings at conferences across the nation. In addition, she frequently addresses middle school to graduate school students on the significance of academic achievement and environmental stewardship. Dr. Myles is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and several other service organizations, which support active involvement in her community.

Dr. Myles has published her research in peer-reviewed literature and often presents findings at conferences across the nation. In addition, she frequently addresses middle school to graduate school students on the significance of academic achievement and environmental stewardship. Dr. Myles is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and several other service organizations, which support active involvement in her community.