University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAugust 2012 - Present
Graduate Research Assistant | Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Research areas of interest: cloud microphysics, radar meteorology, synoptic meteorology, lake-effect snow
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
National Center for Atmospheric ResearchAugust 2015 - July 2016
Visiting Student (sponsor: Roy Rasmussen)
State University of New York College at OswegoMeteorology, B.S. 2012
- Current member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
- Tutor in the Math and Science departments
- Member & webmaster for the local chapter of the American Meteorological Society
Conducted an ambitious research project investigating the December 2010 lake-effect snow in the Syracuse, NY region.
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.