Katrina Bossert is a space physicist who studies dynamics in the near-Space region. She uses optical remote sensing instrumentation to look at coupling between the lower atmosphere and thermosphere-ionosphere system. She received her B.S./M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. She joins ASU after two years as an assistant professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her current projects include investigating the effects of terrestrial weather on space weather, and studying the implications of wave breakdown and turbulence in the spacecraft reentry region.