Michelle's Blog

Who is Michelle?
Michelle is studying atmospheric science with a focus on wind energy. She hopes to find real-world solutions to environmental issues.

Michelle's College Blog

Who am I?
August, 2010

I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, obtaining a BA in journalism and mass communications. I am now attending North Carolina State University for a B.Sc. in atmospheric science, and I will graduate in December, 2010.

I am currently applying for graduate schools to pursue an advanced degree in atmospheric science. While at North Carolina State, I had opportunities to do undergraduate research on instruments that measure atmospheric parameters, intern with the North Carolina Solar Center on the Coastal Wind Initiative, and perform research for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, in the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SpoRT) Center.

All of these opportunities have been very exciting and helpful in deciding on a career path. From my experiences, I have found that my main academic interests are in understanding atmospheric processes, global climate change and renewable energy. I have always been intrigued by the atmosphere and how things worked, and now I want to take that understanding and combine it with working towards real-world solutions to environmental issues.

I enjoy the outdoors, reading and playing with my cat Rossby. I look forward to providing all of you with more information on an exciting field that is growing rapidly!