Irina Mahlstein was born in Switzerland in 1979. She studied environmental sciences at the ETH Zurich and went on to complete a PhD in the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (IAC), also at the ETH Zurich.
Irina then moved to Boulder CO, USA to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship, still working on climate change issues, at the University of Colorado. After returning to Switzerland, she worked on seasonal and weather-related research before joining IT’IS.
Irina joined IT’IS as Scientific Coordinator in August 2018.