Group Alumni

Aidan KuroskiAidan Kuroski
Aidan completed his M.S. in summer 2018. The title of his thesis was, An Investigation of the Conditional Practical Predictability of the 31 May 2013 Heavy-Rain-Producing Mesoscale Convective System, and a manuscript derived from this research is currently in preparation for submission to Monthly Weather Review. Aidan is presently employed by as a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI office.

David NeviusDavid Nevius
David completed his M.S. in spring 2018. The title of his thesis was, The Influence of Vertical Advection Discretization in the WRF-ARW Model on Capping Inversion Representation in Warm-Season, Thunderstorm Supporting Environments, and a manuscript derived from this research is currently in review for publication in Weather and Forecasting. David is presently employed by Delta Airlines in Savannah, GA.

Caitlin CrossettCaitlin Crossett
Caitlin completed her M.S. in spring 2017. The title of her thesis was, An Examination of the Dynamics of a Rear-Inflow Jet Associated with an Idealized Mesoscale Convective System, and a manuscript derived from this research is currently in preparation for submission to the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. Caitlin is presently a Ph.D. student in Hydrometeorology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.

Alli KeclikAlexandra (Alli) Keclik
Alli completed her M.S. in spring 2016 and was jointly advised with Prof. Paul Roebber. The title of her thesis was, The Influence of Assimilated Targeted Observations Upon Ensemble Forecasts of Convection Initiation, and a manuscript derived from this research was published in December 2017 in Monthly Weather Review. Alli is presently employed as a General Forecaster with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen/Twin Cities, MN.

Bryan BurlingameBryan Burlingame
Bryan completed his M.S. in spring 2016 and was jointly advised with Prof. Paul Roebber. The title of his thesis was, The Influence of PBL Parameterization on the Practical Predictability of Convection Initiation During the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX), and a manuscript derived from this research was published in June 2017 in Weather and Forecasting. Bryan is presently employed by Wantable in Milwaukee, WI.

Caleb GrunzkeCaleb Grunzke
Caleb completed his M.S. in spring 2016. The title of his thesis was, Predictability and Dynamics of Warm-Core Mesoscale Vortex Formation with the 8 May 2009 "Super Derecho" Event, and a manuscript derived from this research was published in March 2017 in Monthly Weather Review. After beginning his career as a Research Associate with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, Caleb is now employed as a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen/Twin Cities, MN.

Juliana KarloskiJuliana Karloski
Juliana completed her M.S. in spring 2015. The title of her thesis was, Seasonal Influences upon and Long-Term Trends in the Length of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and a manuscript derived from this research was published in January 2016 in the Journal of Climate. Juliana is presently an Educational Instructor with Space Center Houston at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

Alex ManionAlex Manion
Alex completed his M.S. in spring 2014. The title of his thesis was, A Preliminary Evaluation of Advanced Dvorak Technique-Derived Intensity Estimate Errors and Biases During the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones Using Synthetic Satellite Imagery, and a manuscript derived from this research was published in August 2015 in Weather and Forecasting. Alex is presently employed as a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac, MI.

Brock BurghardtBrock Burghardt
Brock completed his M.S. thesis in spring 2013 and was jointly advised with Prof. Paul Roebber. The title of his thesis was, Assessing the Predictability of Convection Initiation Using an Object-Based Approach, and a manuscript derived from this research was published in April 2014 in Weather and Forecasting. Brock completed his Ph.D. at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX in 2017 and is now employed by WeatherBELL Analytics in Utah.