Current Employment

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

August 2012 - Present
Graduate Research Assistant | Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Research areas of interest: cloud microphysics, radar meteorology, synoptic meteorology, lake-effect snow
Computational skills: Python, MATLAB, Fortran 77-current, C, NCAR Command Language, Solo 3 and GRAnalyst, ArcGIS, Unix/Linux Systems, webpage development (HTML5, CSS, PHP, Javascript)
Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Meteorology (Fall 2012; Spring 2013, 2015), Severe & Hazardous Weather (Fall 2016; Spring 2017)
Office: 219 Atmospheric Sciences Building
105 S Gregory St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Professional email:finlon2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Past Employment

National Center for Atmospheric Research

August 2015 - July 2016
Visiting Student (sponsor: Roy Rasmussen)

Undergraduate Studies

State University of New York College at Oswego

Meteorology, B.S. 2012
Mathematics minor
  1. Current member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  2. Tutor in the Math and Science departments
  3. Member & webmaster for the local chapter of the American Meteorological Society

Previous Research

Independent research

Conducted an ambitious research project investigating the December 2010 lake-effect snow in the Syracuse, NY region.

Lake-effect research

One of ten interns who conducted research of long lake axis-parallel (LLAP) snow bands downwind of Lake Ontario using a Doppler On Wheels (DOW) as well as other research instruments.