Nico Sartori grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where he became fascinated by the weather at a very young age in elementary school. Beginning in August of 2019, he got accepted into The Ohio State University undergraduate program for Atmospheric Sciences. Since becoming a Buckeye, Nico joined the Scarlet and Gray Forecasting Club as a lead forecaster and later as president introducing the area of broadcasting to the club. In the summer of 2022, he gained research experience working for the Center of Western Weather Water Extremes (CW3E) at Scripps in San Diego, California. He worked on a research project on how the Madden-Julian Oscillation System (MJO) has impacted extreme precipitation in a warming climate in the western United States. Through the internship, Nico gained a research interest in climate variability as well as extreme weather such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Recently, Nico accepted an offer into the graduate program for Ohio University starting in the fall of 2023 in Atmospheric Sciences as the Associate Director of Scalia Labs. After graduate school, he plans on entering a career in operational meteorology such as in the National Weather Service (NWS) or the private sector.
James is currently a junior at Ohio University, pursuing a degree in geography with a meteorology track through HTC. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is an active member of OUCAMS, having served as an officer during spring of 2023. James has attended the University of Illinois’ First Annual Radar Institute, and is also a research assistant investigating radar coverage and its affect on warning tornadoes in southeastern Ohio. Winter weather, severe weather, and radar interest him, but most of all, he loves to share that with others, and hopes to obtain a PhD in meteorology so he is able to continue teaching as a professor. Outside of school, James likes art, playing music, and enjoys walks, preferably at sunset. He also loves hot chocolate and soft pretzels.
Colby is a lifelong Ohio resident and a senior student in meteorology. He is also serving as Treasurer for a second year for the Ohio University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. His focus is in fire weather, and he hopes someday to become an incident meteorologist (IMET) with the National Weather Service. Colby also enjoys severe weather, aviation, playing guitar, and singing.
Cam is a senior Geography-Meteorology student, with a minor in Mathematics and a Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences. He hails from Vandalia, Ohio, but has lived all over the country! Cam is a quality control analyst and a student technician at the Kansas Mesonet, and is serving as Scalia Laboratory’s Weather Observer for the second year. Cam is also the president of Ohio University’s Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and a forecaster for WOUB’s NewsWatch. In his free time, Cam is an avid birdwatcher and animal lover and is a huge fan of the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings.
Ashlee Ziegler is from Bowling Green, Ohio. She is currently a senior majoring in Geography-Meteorology and is working towards a math minor and a GIS certificate. Ashlee is currently a research assistant performing research on an Antarctic Climate project. Ashlee was an officer the past two years in OUCAMS and still participates as a member this year. Ashlee plans to attend graduate school studying mesoscale weather following her graduation at OU.