Ph.D. Science Education University of Iowa

Certificate: Teaching in Higher Education

M.S. Atmospheric Science University of Alaska Fairbanks

B.S. Meteorology Iowa State University

Minors: Mathematics, Chemistry 



Certified Consulting Meteorologist (2014 - Present)

       American Meteorological Society


Awards and Honors

Technology Association of Iowa, DuPont Pioneer Women of Innovation Award Nominee and Finalist (2012)

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Jhumki Basu Equity Scholar Award (2011)

University of Iowa Teaching and Learning Accomplishment Scholarship (2010 & 2011)

University of Northern Iowa McKay Science/Technology full tuition scholarship (2000)

Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award (2000)


Professional Society Memberships

American Meteorological Society (since 2004)

American Geophysical Union (since 2007)

The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (since 2010)

National Science Teacher Association (since 2010)