Judith is a permanent Professor of Physical and Chemical Atmospheric Processes at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) in the city of Natal/Brazil. She studied Geophysics at the University of Cologne/Germany and did her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology at the International Max Planck Research School for Earth System Modeling in Hamburg/Germany, before spending her postdoc and working at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research in São Paulo/Brazil for a period of six years. Her main research interests are: Air quality observations and modeling, emissions, feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and climate, aerosols and chemical data assimilation. Judith is vice-coordinator of the universities’ Graduate Program in Climate Sciences (PPGCC), and teaches Air Pollution undergraduate classes for soon-to-be environmental engineers, as well as Atmospheric Chemistry, Air Pollution and Environmental Modeling in the PPGCC graduate program. Judith is actively involved in the creation of a very recently started new bachelor course in Meteorology at UFRN, as well as in the foundation of a new Department of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the university that will soon host the meteorology course, the PPGCC graduate program and all researchers involved. Judith is also coordinator of the 13th iCACGP/IGAC-2014 Symposium/Science Conference that will take place in Natal/Brazil.