Antonio J. Busalacchi

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

 I will describe how a grandson of Sicilian immigrants ended up leading UCAR. Along the way I will discuss my early years, my formative years, and how my time at Goddard prepared me for my move to College Park and then Boulder. I will recount my keys to a rewarding career, the mentors who have influenced me, and how I have shared those experiences with students and mentorees. I will draw on my early work on El Nino and then conclude by peering into a crystal ball to outline what I see in the future for Earth and environmental science.