Kira Zeider

Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Kira Zieder headshot

Kira Zeider is a Tucson native who obtained double bachelor's degrees in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA). She continued into the UA’s Chemical Engineering Graduate Program, where she is a third-year doctoral student. She has been selected as a Herbold Fellow, Richard A. Harvill Fellow, and Superfund Research Training Core Trainee for her multi-disciplinary research in aerosol-cloud-meteorology interactions and mining impacts on local communities. Her 2021 citizen-science publication on utilizing plant leaves as low-cost air quality monitors was selected as one of 35 NIEHS Papers of the Year.


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences