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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (September 2012-May 2014)
Master of Science in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science
Hampton University, Hampton, VA (September 2010-May 2012)
Master of Science in Atmospheric and Planetary Science; Planetary Science Track (May 2012)
Thesis Title: “Earth’s Ground-Based Geomagnetic Perturbations in Response to Substorms”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (August 2006-May 2010)
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology/Climatology; Minor in Mathematics (May 2010)
Employment and Relevant Experience
Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA (September 2014-present) - Museum Educator: Employed to develop and facilitate a creative and challenging STEM outreach program at local schools that focuses on science, technology, and math
Virginia Tech, Hampton, VA (August 2014-present) - Research Assistant: Collaborated with Dr. Weimer on an article based on prior research (2010-2012) re: empirical models characterizing geomagnetic response due to magnetospheric substorms
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (September 2012-July 2014) - Graduate Student Research Assistant: Worked with Dr. Slavin and Dr. Imber on training a data-mining tool to mine large datasets for tailward traveling magnetospheric flux ropes, for use in further statistical analysis re: the space physics of plasma sheet dynamics in the magnetosphere
Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA (June 2012-August 2012) - Museum Educator: Aided Dr. Byles on developing written descriptions of space weather topics for use in a new Air and Space Center Planeterrella exhibit
Virginia Tech (National Institute of Aerospace), Hampton, VA (May 2012- August 2012) - Research Associate: Collaborated with Dr. Weimer on investigating possible upstream triggering mechanisms for magnetospheric substorms
Hampton University, Hampton, VA (September 2011-December 2011) - Teaching Assistant: Assisted Dr. Moore with an undergraduate Planetary Astronomy course at Hampton University and with telescope observation sessions
Hampton University (National Institute of Aerospace), Hampton, VA (September 2010-May 2012) - Graduate Research Assistant: Partnered with Dr. Weimer from Virginia Tech on improving empirical models of the interactions between the Earth’s magnetosphere and coupled ionosphere with the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field for the purpose of improving ground-based predictions of significant space weather events
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (August 2009-May 2010) - Undergraduate Research Assistant: Assisted Dr. Wang with researching the correlation between AERONET observations and corresponding MODIS measurements in the U. S.
Hampton University Center for Atmospheric Research REU Program, Hampton, VA (June 2009-July 2009) - Intern: Worked in a research group under a mentor, researched the effects of middle atmospheric dynamics, and gave presentations
Professional Meetings, Presentations, and Papers
Submitted“Quantitative Maps of Geomagnetic Perturbation Vectors During Substorm Onset and Recovery” to Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics (September 2014); under review
“Earth’s Ground-Based Magnetic Perturbations in Response to Substorms” presentedat:
· Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop (2013), Snowmass, CO
· Space Weather Week (2013), Boulder, CO
· University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium (2012), Ann Arbor, MI
· Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Student Conference (2012), Williamsburg, VA
· NOAA CREST EPP Forum (2012), Tallahassee, FL
· American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) Student Chapter meeting (2012), Hampton, VA
· American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (2011), San Francisco, CA
“Application of MineTool TS to Plasma Sheet Flux Rope Identification” presentedat:
· Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop (2014), Portsmouth, VA
· American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (2013), San Francisco, CA
“Identifying QBO and Seasonal Variation in Stratospheric Chemical Species Using UARS HALOE Data” presentedat:
· American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting (2010), Atlanta, GA
“Correlating MODIS Observations and Corresponding AERONET Stations” presentedat:
· American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting (2011), Seattle, WA
· Nebraska Academy of Science (NAS) (2010), Lincoln, NE
· Heliophysics Summer School (2013), Boulder, Colorado
· Space Weather Week (2011), Boulder, CO
· Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Summer School (2011), Boston, MA
Associations and Involvements
American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2010-present)
Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) University of Michigan Chapter Member (2012-present); Social Co-Chair (2013-2014)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) (2011-2014)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (2010-2013)
American Meteorological Society (AMS); Hampton University Chapter Member; Secretary (2010-2011); University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chapter Member (2007-2010); National Member (2007-2013)
Awards and Recognitions
Awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) (2014)
Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop Student Travel Grant Recipient (2013, 2014)
University of Michigan Rackham Graduate Student Travel Grant Recipient (2013)
American Geophysical Union Student Travel Grant Recipient (2012, 2013)
NOAA Crest Grant Recipient (2010-2012)
Virginia Space Grant Consortium Fellow (2011)
Nebraska Academy of Science NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellow (2009-2010)
Ruth Leverton Scholarship (2006-2010)
FORTRAN, IDL, IDLDE, MATLAB, Octave, Java, Python, Object Oriented Programming, GIS, Excel, data analysis
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