I am originally from Hershey, PA and grew up there for majority of my childhood. This is the town that the Hershey chocolate bar is made. Hershey is known as the sweetest place on Earth, but everyone who lives there believes a chocolate bubble surrounds the town. Any time there was a severe weather event it always seemed to hit directly around Hershey. Everywhere else would get damaging winds, heavy rain, and crazy thunderstorms except for Hershey. This is truly what got me interested in Meteorology when I was in 7th grade. Ever since that age I would always wake up and watch The Weather Channel. Friends would ask what my favorite show was and I was the weird child that would say The Weather Channel. I always knew that I didn’t want to be on television, not good in front of cameras, so I have decided to go on the research perspective of Meteorology.
I am currently working towards my bachelor’s degree majoring in Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics. Currently, I am working on my first research project on Thunderstorm Induced Power Outages. This research focuses on mesoscale convection, land use, population, soil moisture and more features with the impact on power outages across the Carolinas, regions in the Mid-West and Florida. These results will give multiple statistical representations to help guide electrical companies to better predict where, when and the severity of power outages in different locations.
When not on campus or working, I enjoy being outdoors. I grew up playing soccer, basketball and running track; when I get free time, I can be found at either one of these fields/courts. I also enjoy watching weather documentaries on severe weather events that have occurred all of the world.