Effective mentorship is rooted in genuinely caring about the growth and development of others. By providing appropriate support and asking the right questions, a good mentor can help guide mentees to realize their potential, whether that be through ideating, connecting, or encouraging a mentee as they pursue their goals.
Higher Education and Employment Background:
- Professional Experience
- Research Scientist at OU CIMMS/NOAA NSSL (2017-current)
- Graduate Research Assistant at OU CIMMS/NOAA NSSL (2012-2017)
- Student Mentor and Ambassador, University of Reading (2008-2012)
- NPower, UK (Summer 2011)
- Natural Environment Research Council, UK (Summer 2009)
- Ph.D. in Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2017)
- M.S. in Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2014)
- MMet with Honors, University of Reading, UK (2012)
Life Defining Moments in Meteorology and Higher Education:
- Obtaining my Ph.D. after years of hard work, dedication, and dreaming “big” as a first generation university student.
- Presenting my graduate school research to Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the former NOAA administrator and the first American woman to walk in space. It was an honor and now a wonderful memory.
- Witnessing the destruction of the 2013 EF-5 Moore tornado and committing to a research path that would reduce the devastation resulting from such events.
- Participating in the University of Reading – University of Oklahoma exchange program in 2010-2011. This incredible experience was the catalyst to all opportunities that have since followed.