Loría-Salazar, Marcela

Loría-Salazar, Marcela

Assistant Professor

Mentoring Mindset:

  • We all need to start in some place to gain experience.
  • We can all learn together.


Higher Education and Employment Background:

  • PhD, Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013
  • B.S., Meteorology, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2009


Life Defining Moments in Meteorology and Higher Education:

  • Hurricanes Cesar (1996) and Mitch (1998). I was 10 and 12 years old (respectively) and I witnessed how the power of nature destroyed Central America.
  • When I became a data scientist, I wanted to do something that can help people.
  • The Rim fire (2013), opened my mind on the importance of forecasting.


IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Women in Atmospheric Science Panel2 HoursApril 17, 2024


IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
METR 2213 001Physical Meteorology I: ThermodynamicsTR 9am - 10:15amJanuary 18, 2022