Native Californian with a love for all things weather, science, food, and travel. I was born in Los Angeles, California, but North Carolina raised me.
My interest in weather was sparked in middle middle school when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. I wanted to know everything about hurricanes (i.e structure, forecasting, societal impacts). Ultimately, my interest in hurricanes grew into a full-fledged love for weather.
I graduated from Providence High School knowing I wanted to pursue a career in meteorology. I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I received my Bachelor's in Meteorology with minors in Mathematics and Spanish. My education did not end there. I headed to North Carolina A&T State University where I developed plenty of AGGIE PRIDE and received my Master's degree in Physics with a concentration in atmospheric science.
When I'm not geeking out about weather and physics, I enjoy experimenting with different recipes in the kitchen. It's fun to see what I can come up with. It's way more fun to taste the creations! I also enjoy traveling. I've already visited ten countries and I plan to add more to my list in the near future.
Hundreds of birds that flew into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, injuring themselves, are now in the care of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.
Wednesday marked the hottest day of the year so far. This adds to a number of days this year that have brought record heat, and along with the high temperatures, rain has been scarce, leading to drought conditions continue in many neighborhoods in NC and SC.
Air quality is at Code Orange Monday for the Charlotte area. Surface ozone levels may be unsafe for the elderly, the very young, or folks with breathing problems such as asthma or COPD.