Current Staff


Luke Allen – Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant (2020- ), Geospatial Analytics
B.S. Meteorology and minor in Statistics - North Carolina State University University - 2018
M.S. Atmospheric Sciences - University of Illinois - 2020

Anya Aponte Torres

Anya Aponte Torres Undergraduate Research Assistant (2021-)
B.S. Meteorology – North Carolina State University – expected May 2023

Kevin Burris
Kevin Burris – Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant (2020- ), Atmospheric Sciences
B.S. Synoptic Meteorology - Purdue University - 2009
M.S. Teachers in Geoscience - MS State - 2014
M.S. Atmospheric Science - Purdue University - 2018

Declan Crowe

Declan Crowe Undergraduate Research Assistant (2021- )
B.S. Meteorology and minor in Spanish – North Carolina State University – expected May 2024


Jordan Fritz Undergraduate Research Assistant (2021- )
B.S. Meteorology and minor in Mathematics – North Carolina State University – expected May 2024

Rachel Kennedy
Rachel Kennedy M.S. Graduate Research Assistant (2021-), Atmospheric Sciences
B.S. Meteorology and minor in Mathematics – Valpariso University, Valpariso, IN – May 2021

Laura Kent
Laura Kent M.S. Graduate Research Assistant (2019-2021), Atmospheric Sciences
B.S. Meteorology and Computational Mathematics – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL – May 2019
M.S. Atmospheric Sciences - North Carolina State University - 2021

Logan McLaurin

Logan McLaurin Undergraduate Research Assistant (2021- )
B.S. Meteorology – North Carolina State University – expected May 2024


McKenzie Peters Undergraduate Research Assistant (2019-)
Provost Professional Experience Program (2021-2022)
B.S. Meteorology and minors in Mathematics and Environmental Science – North Carolina State University – expected May 2022


Toby Peele Undergraduate Research Assistant (2019-)
B.S. Environmental Science – North Carolina State University – expected May 2022

SpencerRhodes
Spencer Rhodes – Research Assistant (2020- 2021)
Graduate Research Assistant (2017-2019)
Undergraduate Research Assistant (2013-2016)
NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship (2013-2014)
B.S. Meteorology and Computer Science- North Carolina State University – Dec 2015
M.S. Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences- North Carolina State University – Dec 2019

Laura Tomkins
Laura Tomkins – Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant (2019- ), Geospatial Analytics
Undergraduate Research Assistant (2015-2017)
B.S. Meteorology and minor in Mathematics- North Carolina State University – May 2017
M.S. Atmospheric Science - University of Kansas - July 2019