Allison Baker is a project scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado in 2003, and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. After completion of her Ph.D., she joined the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Livermore National Laboratory, where she focused on parallel algebraic multigrid methods and exascale computing. In 2012, she joined the Application Scalability and Performance group at NCAR and works primarily with the Community Earth System Model (CESM). Most recently, she has led the development of tools for determining whether CESM climate runs are statistically distinguishable (for scenarios where bit-for-bit reproducibility is not possible) and an investigation into the feasibility of applying lossy data compression to CESM output data.