Jens Redemann is the Director of the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. He is a Professor in the School and holds the Mark and Kandi McCasland Endowed Chair in Meteorology. Until July 2018, he was a Physical Research Scientist in the Atmospheric Science Branch at NASA Ames Research Center. He received an MS in Physics from the Free University of Berlin in 1995, and an MS and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA in 1996 and 1999, respectively (but he wishes he had a better understanding of Behavioral Psychology). In his career, he has led several groups of scientists and engineers, with the goal of making “model-relevant” observations of aerosol-cloud-climate interactions. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles on aerosols and clouds. He was the PI for the NASA Earth-Venture-Suborbital-2 project ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS), which according to Forbes magazine is the NASA mission that “arguably has the worst acronym ever”.