Senior Spotlight May 2021 – Veronica Piscitelli
This year we are continuing our tradition of Senior Spotlights! For everyone, 2020 and 2021 have been challenging years, but we want to highlight our amazing seniors for preserving through these difficult times.
Meet Veronica Piscitelli! She’s from Mildford, Connecticut, and since elementary school, Veronica knew that meteorology was the path for her.
“I was first hooked when my local broadcast meteorologist came into my first-grade classroom to talk about the weather and made it ‘snow,'” she said. “Overall, I would always be the one who ran to the window to look at the sky at the first flash of lightning or crack of thunder. Also, I grew up surrounded by all types of weather, blizzards to hurricanes, and I was always drawn to seeing and learning more about them.”
So she headed for Norman! During her time in college, Veronica was involved in a variety of meteorology clubs and organizations, including the Oklahoma Weather Lab, School of Meteorology Student Ambassadors, and being a National Weather Center Tour Guide.
She also made video forecasts for OU Nightly and mentored new School of Meteorology students through the New Student Mentoring Program.
To her, the toughest part of college was the workload, but “finding what balance of school, work, and academic life and extracurricular involvement and social life” worked best for her.
But college is not all difficult times!
“My favorite part of college was all of the opportunities I had to experience and the friendships and relationships they provided me,” she said. “Also, I enjoyed my study abroad for Meteorology in Reading, England!”
After graduation in May, Veronica plans to take some time exploring the United States and Europe – experiencing the different peoples, cultures, and weather!
Congratulations, Veronica! The School of Meteorology is excited to see all you do in the future!