Krystal Vasquez is a PhD Candidate at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) studying atmospheric chemistry. Her research focuses on developing field instrumentation that can be used to assess how local air quality is impacted when urban pollution mixes with local biogenic emissions. Previously, she received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Riverside. Alongside her research, she also advocates for the creation of more inclusive environments in STEM. After she graduates, she’s hoping to enter the field of science communication.