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Work experience

Jun 2005Jul 2009

Assistant Weather Editor

USA TODAY
  • Produced 250 weather focus graphics each year; answered more than 1,000 weather-related reader questions.
  • Wrote original content, including stories and book reviews, for  USA TODAY print edition as well as “The Weather Guys” blog with an audience of 20,000 readers each week.
  • Enhanced reader engagement with Twitter feeds, online photo galleries and blog features such as “Wednesday weather songs.”
  • Provided expert weather commentary on CNN’s “American Morning,” C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” and USA TODAY’s “Business Connection” on The Weather Channel.
  • Worked  with XML and CMS publishing tools, as well as Cool Edit Pro audio editor, Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
Mar 2002May 2005

Broadcast Meteorologist

WJHL News Channel 11
  • Produced graphics and delivered forecast for weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts using WSI WeatherPro graphics system and Baron’s VIPIR radar system.
  • Expanded station outreach with weather presentations to over 200 school and library groups. Performances included self-penned weather songs and weather demonstrations.
  • Produced innovative programming such as “StarWatch” and “NASCAR Picks.”
  • Provided forecasts for radio, print and online partners.
Feb 2000Feb 2002

Broadcast Meteorologist

KHBS-KHOG TV 40/29
  • Enhanced severe weather coverage as station’s only licensed ham radio operator.
  • Awarded American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval in June 2001.
Aug 1995Jun 1997

High School Science Teacher

Cecil County Public Schools
  • Taught Physics, Principles of Technology, Practical Physics and Earth Science at Bohemia Manor High School.
  • Selected for 1996 Maryland Earth and Environmental Science Teacher Ambassador Program and 1997 Goddard Earth System Science Education Project.
  • Coached tennis team, chaired school webpage committee, announced home football games.

Education

Aug 1997Dec 1999

M.S.

Penn State University
  • As graduate teaching assistant, taught METEO 445: "Laboratory in Atmospheric Physics"
  • Research work involved coupling climate change models to Chesapeake Bay hydrological models.
  • Shift manager for Campus Weather Service radio and print forecasts.
19881992

B.S.

University of Scranton

Cum Laude graduate of both Honors Program and SJLA (Special Jesuit Liberal Arts) program. President of student chapter of SPS (Society of Physics Students)