Tracey Holloway

Position title: 2017-2021 Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Website: Visit the Holloway Group website


Phone: (608) 262-5356

Areas of Expertise
Learn about Tracey Holloway's expertise in air pollution, energy and environment, air quality and public health, and science careers

Tracey Holloway is the 2017-2021 Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, jointly appointed in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences.

Tracey describes herself as an air quality scientist, working at the intersection of air quality, energy, climate, and public health.

Tracey serves as the Team Lead for the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, which connects NASA data with stakeholder interests in air quality management and public health. Tracey also leads efforts to promote the Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) graduate certificate program in the Nelson Institute. The Energy Analysis and Policy graduate certificate is the only energy-related graduated certificate at UW-Madison.

Tracey is a co-founder and served as the first President of the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), which has a mission of supporting the scientists of today and welcoming a diverse community of scientists for tomorrow. She was the first-ever recipient of the MIT C3E Award in Education and Mentoring, a Stanford University Leopold Leadership Fellow, an AAAS Leshner Leadership Fellow, a TEDx speaker, was awarded the 2018 UW-Madison Undergraduate Research Student Mentoring Award, and she was profiled in Nature for her work with ESWN.

Dr. Holloway graduated from college with a major in applied math from Brown University. She then continued on for a PhD in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from Princeton University.

Curriculum Vitae

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