The OpenAQ Team implements the day-to-day work of the organization, striving to meet the needs of those who contribute to, use and benefit from the OpenAQ Platform. Based in the U.S., we work remotely.
Chris Hagerbaumer joined OpenAQ March 2022. She provides strategic leadership, runs operations, manages OpenAQ’s mighty team, and cultivates collaborative relationships in pursuit of a core human right: the right to breathe clean air.
Chris came to OpenAQ with 26 years of experience in the nonprofit …
Dr. Colleen Marciel F. Rosales
Strategic Partnerships Director
Colleen joined OpenAQ August 2022. At OpenAQ, Colleen builds strategic relationships with air quality stakeholders worldwide—introducing people to the OpenAQ platform, spurring data-informed projects that advance clean air objectives, and supporting partnerships across sectors and geographies. …
Data Analyst & Developer
Gabe Fosse joined OpenAQ August 2022. In his role at OpenAQ, Gabe works to uncover insights and trends in the organization’s vast repository of air quality data. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining the systems that enable OpenAQ to gather and disseminate this data to the …
Director of Technology
Russ Biggs joined OpenAQ October 2021. He leads the development and strategic direction of the OpenAQ data platform and tools. Prior to OpenAQ, Russ worked across a variety of sectors including archaeological and environmental consulting, humanitarian assistance, and open data. A classical …
The OpenAQ Governing Board stewards the organization, focusing on high-level strategy, oversight and accountability. Members serve as ambassadors and advocates for OpenAQ. The Executive Director serves as CEO of the Governing Board.
Amrit Sharma is a Developer Advocate in Toronto at ecobee, a Canadian smart home company that invented the world’s first smart thermostat. He was Software Engineer at Thomson Reuters, is a published journalist, and created the Emoji Air Pollution Map and Smokey, the friendly air quality chatbot.
Erin is the CEO and co-founder of Metadata Game Changers which champions good data management practices working with academic and government clients. She was the Executive Director for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) where she cultivated the Air Quality Cluster to promote standard data practices across organizations.
Heidi is a physical chemist and open data enthusiast who has conducted atmospheric science research and taught analytical and physical chemistry at liberal arts colleges.
Member at large
Matt Whitney is Head of Data at the Clean Air Fund, a foundation supporting action on air pollution globally. He is responsible for strategy, partnerships, and programme delivery for the Fund’s technical portfolio. He has a background in climate science and was previously at the UK National Physical Laboratory.
Member at large
Nathan is Lead Geospatial Data Scientist at Sonoma Technology, where his teams advance scientific knowledge and provide actionable information on air quality. With a background in Geography and GIS, he specializes in remote sensing, spatial analysis, and machine learning applications in air quality, fire and smoke, and health exposure.
Pallavi Pant, PhD
Member at large
Pallavi is Head of Global Health at the Health Effects Institute where she supports research, capacity strengthening and science communication in regions with high air pollution. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals and advises Chintan and Sensing Local in India.
Members of the OpenAQ Advisory Board provide strategic advice and are enthusiastic advocates for OpenAQ in their respective fields and communities.
Douglas Varley, JD
Bezos Earth Fund
Jessica Seddon, PhD
Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs; The Institutional Architecture Lab
Martin Schultz, PhD
Michael Brauer, ScD
The University of British Columbia
University of Colorado - Denver
Sarath Guttikunda, PhD
Together with OpenAQ, Community Ambassadors commit to advocating for data transparency and contribute to the collective action against air pollution. Meet the 2023 cohort below, and learn more about the program here.
Abid Omar has a social mission: how can I help improve the environment of Pakistan? He sees the air pollution emergency in Pakistan as a silver lining — an opportunity to drive environmental awareness and change that will clean up Pakistan for good. A key indicator of environmental issues is …
Alexandru has a bachelor’s degree in Automation and Computers and a master’s degree in Advance Electronics, with experience in the industrial field and the IoT field, specifically data analysis, programming, electronic design and hardware and solution architecture. Alexandru has developed and …
Jihan Fauziah Hamdi
Jihan is a public interest lawyer at Jakarta Legal Aid Institute, where they advocate four main issues related to human rights and law by using the method of structural legal aid: 1) Minority and Vulnerable Groups, 2) Fair Trial, 3) Urban Justice and 4) Labour Rights.
Jihan has a Law Degree from …
Engr. Luciano Lamaita
Saladillo, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
As a technical advisor, Luciano specializes in scientific and technological outreach and transfer in CIC-PBA, a government organization focused on training professionals and conducting research for practical solutions through R&D and Innovation. Currently, Luciano also teaches physics and …
Dr. Malkia Moraa Abuga
Malkia is a public health professional with 14 years of experience in strengthening the health systems through qualitative and quantitative research, advocacy and demand creation for health care services, training and content development. Malkia has a Ph.D. in Health Systems Management from Kenya …
Mamadov Ikromjon Ahmadalievich
Ikrom started work on environmental protection in 2003 and has initiated and implemented more than 25 projects in Tajikistan on climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, ecological and radiation safety, environmental monitoring and assessment, air quality, integration of the Aarhus …
Nurzhan Chunueva is a media and advocacy specialist in the spheres of environmental and urban development. Nurzhan works as an expert for the environmental organization MoveGreen , a leader in air quality in the Central Asian region. She is a graduate of the American University of Central Asia, …
Dr. Rebeca Monroy Torres
Rebeca Monroy-Torres PhD is a professor and researcher at the University of Guanajuato in the Department of Medicine and Nutrition where she promotes the Laboratory Environmental Nutrition and Food Security. She is a Member of National Researcher System Level 1, CONACYT, 2020-2023. She is also the …
Major Thanasak Thumbuntu
Thanasak Thumbuntu is a determined novice advocate fighting for clean air in Thailand. With a background as a dentist and a master’s degree in health policy from the University of Edinburgh, UK, he brings a unique perspective to the battle against air pollution. For nine years, Thanasak …
Theresa Igwe Ewona
Theresa is involved in community service to help marginalized Nigerian girl children and women avoid pollution by encouraging alternative means of cooking rather than fuelwood. She joined the services of the University of Calabar in 2018, a platform she has used to build linkages with NGOs and …
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