Sara C. Pryor is an atmospheric scientist who uses a combination of field measurements and numerical tools to improve understanding of the climate system. She completed her PhD at the University of East Anglia in the UK during which she spent time at Scripps Institute of Technology in San Diego and the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. She then took a position as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She joined the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University from Indiana University where she held the rank of Provost’s Professor. Professor Pryor has courtesy appointments at Aarhus University in Denmark and the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University, and in 2014 was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Professor Pryor served the 2014 National Climate Assessment - both as a member of the Development Advisory Committee and as Coordinating Lead Author, was editor of Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres for 2011 to 2014, and was a member of the 2013 Committee of Visitors for the Atmosphere Section of NSF. She was recently appointed the North American regional representative for CORDEX-Empirical-Statistical downscaling, an international effort founded by the World Climate Research Programme of the WMO.