What would be your dream job and how did EMS put you closer to this goal?
My dream job is to be a Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) at a National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office. EMS was able to provide me with the education and experience through various clubs and conferences to eventually get a Pathways internship which allowed me to gain exposure to the NWS and more specifically the duties one could do as a WCM.
What student organizations and activities are you involved in?
During my college career I was fortunate to be involved in a variety of clubs and activities. These include Campus Weather Service, PSUBAMS, Storm Chase Team, Women in EMS, Student Council, THON, EMS Ambassadors, and shows through the Meteorology department like Weather World and Weather Or Not.
What is the best class you’ve taken at Penn State and why?
The best class that I have taken at Penn State has to be Meteo 414, Mesoscale Meteorology. In this class you are apply the math learned in previous courses to cool weather phenomena such as tornadoes or squall lines.
\What is the one Penn State activity that everyone should participate in, and why?
THON! Whether you are on a committee, in an organization, or just attend the event, it is an incredibly rewarding and heartwarming experience to share with fellow Penn Staters.
What’s the best part about being an EMS student?
The best part about being an EMS student is the life-long connections you get to make during your time here. Looking back at the last few years it is crazy to see how many people I have met and fostered friendships with. They are not just students, but professors, staff, and alumni.