TEDxHonolulu 2013

Invited to speak at TEDxHonolulu 2013 with a talk titled, "Untamed Skies: Where Science Meets Humanity."
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West Point 2015

Invited to serve as the opening speaker for the 2015 Student Workshop for Civil-Military Operations at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. The workshop was devoted to the topic of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in Pacific megacities.
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Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Completed Typhoon Duty Officer training with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to provide tropical cyclone research support to operational forecasting at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor.
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TEDxHonolulu 2013

Idea Worth Spreading: "We can cultivate a more resilient community by appreciating the science of hazardous weather and paying attention to its impacts on humanity."
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National Emergency Training Center

Served as an instructor for the National Emergency Management Executive Academy at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, where high-level government leaders were trained on the science of natural hazards and the fundamentals of meteorology.
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VORTEX 2 Tornado Intercept

Served as a Mobile Mesonet navigator and research scientist for VORTEX 2, the largest government field experiment in U.S. history to study tornadoes in the Great Plains.
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U.S. Air Force Academy

Invited to speak at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and shared tornado research experiences with cadets studying to become Air Force meteorologists.
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Atmospheric Dynamics

Trained to analyze meteorological phenomena as complex fluid dynamical systems, requiring the use of analytical models and fundamental physical equations based on the principles of multivariate calculus.
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DYNAMO Field Experiment

Served as a radar scientist aboard the ship R/V Roger Revelle in the equatorial Indian Ocean during the DYNAMO Field Experiment to study the evolution of mesoscale convection in the Madden-Julian Oscillation.
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Public Awareness

Featured on national cable news during the VORTEX 2 Field Experiment to explain the science of tornadoes and tornadogenesis to the general public.
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Science Policy on Capitol Hill

Selected to participate in the 2012 American Meteorological Society Summer Policy Colloquium to engage with fellow scientists and leaders in the science policy process.
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AMS Student Conference

Served as a national co-chair of the 2012 and 2013 American Meteorological Society Student Conference, leading over 600 student participants and organizing 50 speakers from around the country.
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Mobile Mesonets

Served on the National Severe Storms Laboratory Mobile Mesonet team during the VORTEX 2 Field Experiment and was responsible for data collection and safe navigation through tornadic supercell thunderstorms.
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International Dialogue

Represented the United States and shared tropical and mesoscale meteorology research experiences during an invited seminar held at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at National Central University in Taiwan.
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Challenger Point

Climbed Challenger Point in the Sangre de Cristo range of Colorado. With an elevation of 14,081 feet, the Point was named in memory of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger.
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Meteorologist Owen Shieh

Training Department Head at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Ph.D. Candidate in Meteorology at the Department of Meteorology in the University of Hawaii

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