Assistant for Special Projects
Cloud & Aerosol Research Group
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington
Box 351640
Seattle, WA 98195-1640 USA
email: jopacki@atmos.washington.edu

Degrees:   (1) BA with major in English and teaching certificate, University of Michigan; (2) MBA with emphasis on accounting, University of Washington

Honors:   (1) Nominee for UW Distinguished Staff Award 1997, (2) Nominee for UW Professional Staff Organization Award for Excellence 1996, (3) Beta Gamma Sigma, 1984, (4) Foremost Women in Communications, 1969

Recent Presentations and Publications  
Opacki, J. "Working 'the System' To Obtain U.S. Federal Supplies and Equipment At Little or No Cost." Poster Presented at Society of Research Administrators Annual Meeting, October 3 - 7, 1997, Atlanta.

Opacki, J. "The Thrill of Handling Logistics in the Arctic, the Azores, Bahrain, Brazil and Antarctica." Paper Presented at Society of Research Administrators Annual Meeting, October 17 - 21, 1998, Philadelphia.

Work Interests  
Fiscal management and controls, accounting for multiple-grant funded projects, engineering technical writing, handling multiple tasks simultaneously, problem solving, working towards common research goals with many people of various expertise and backgrounds

Non-work Interests  
Downhill skiing; cycling around Seattle and on off-road trails; working in the yard, being outside on a sunny day; golfing; traveling to places near and far; being with my family; having coffee with friends

Some Places to Visit and Things to Do Before I'm Too Old  
Cycle to Idaho on the Iron Horse Trail, explore Grand Coulee Dam, ski Big Sky, see the mouth of the Amazon, lounge on the Italian Riviera when it's warm and sunny, snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, drive to Alaska.