Objective          To develop a career in meteorology

 

Education         Bachelor of Science in Meteorology – Minor in Journalism

                                Iowa State University, Ames Iowa

                                Graduation:  May 2003

                                Overall GPA: 3.14 on a 4.0 scale

                                Major GPA: 3.47 on a 4.0 scale

 

Work                     Wilkens Weather Technologies

Experience       Houston, Texas

                                November 2004 to present

                                Staff Meteorologist

                                Job duties included making daily forecasts for off-shore locations around the world,

                                Focusing primarily on the Gulf of Mexico. 

 

WHO-TV

                                Production Department

                                Des Moines, Iowa

                                December 2003 to present

                                Responsible for studio preparation for live news broadcasts, including camera

                                operation for shows, also responsible for distributing scripts.

 

                                KCCI-TV

                                Weather Intern

                                Des Moines, Iowa

                                August 2001-May 2003

                                Produced the 5-day forecast, and graphics for shows.  Also assisted in all other

                                other meteorologist activities.

 

Activities            National Weather Association – Central Iowa Chapter – Treasurer (2001-present)

                                American Meteorological Society – Iowa State Student Chapter

                                - Treasurer (2001), Secretary (2002)

                                National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest – 4 years

                                - finished 1st out of 231 participants for Dulles Airport, Virginia

                                Cy’s Eyes on the Skies – Student weather program – Producer (2002)

 

Computer           Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel, PageMaker, PowerPoint, and Word

Skills                     Also have experience with PhotoShop, the Genesis System, C++ and HTML

 programming, as well as Final Cut Pro and Media 100 editing systems.

 

Research            Zabel, P., 2002: Evaluating the reliability of VIL density for determining hail in Iowa.

                                - Tenth Annual Atmospheric Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Iowa

                                   State University

                                - Seventh annual Central Iowa NWA Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference