State Climatologist, is a senior research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and
Ocean (JISAO) of the University of Washington (UW) and also is an
affiliate associate professor with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at UW. His research is on a broad
range of topics with a focus on the weather and climate of the Pacific Northwest, and the linkages between
the climate and marine ecosystems of the North Pacific. He has a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the UW.
Assistant State Climatologist, is the primary point of contact for queries about Washington climate, access to data, outreach activities, etc.
Her research focuses on WA weather and climate, and includes projects on optimal network design, heat waves, and recent droughts.
Karin has a MS in Atmospheric Sciences from The Ohio State University; her thesis research examined hydrometeorological
variables from automated weather stations in the Peruvian Andes, where she spent time doing fieldwork. She earned a
BS in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University.
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Student Assistant, is an undergraduate currently pursuing a major in Atmospheric Sciences at UW. Her duties include performing
quality control on daily volunteer precipitation measurements from the CoCoRaHS network, helping to answer weather
and climate data requests, assisting in writing the monthly newsletter, maintaining OWSC's social media presence, and working
on website maintenance.