Dr. Monika Sikand is an atmospheric scientist and faculty in the department of Engineering, Physics and Technology at Bronx Community College (BCC-CUNY). Dr Sikand has published research in Radiative Transfer involving in situ radiometric and mixed phase cloud measurements collected in a unique NSF funded study in Arctic. Her research interests includes use of remote sensing and in situ observations to study radiative transfer in atmosphere, oceans and coupled systems that could be helpful in understanding the radiation budget of earth and climate change. Dr. Sikand has presented her research at various regional, national and international conferences. She has served as a NSF panelist, Grand Awards Judge at International Science and Engineering fair (ISEF), IPCC Reviewer, NSF GK 12 fellow, and Princeton University's Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS) Visiting Faculty fellow. Dr Sikand is an Astronomy coordinator and teaches Physics, Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Education in Sustainability in the department of Engineering, Physics and Technology.