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.

Ben Price is a current graduate student at Ohio University researching the relationship between terrain and tornado structure. Born and raised in Livonia, Michigan, he moved to Norman, Oklahoma in 2017 to study Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. In 2021, he graduated from the program with a Bachelor’s in Meteorology and subsequently got accepted into Ohio University’s graduate program. While in Oklahoma, he conducted several research projects as a part of the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS), now known as the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO). This research included the development, analysis, and quality-control of Multi-Radar, Multi-Sensor (MRMS) products such as azimuthal shear and was presented at the AMS Conferences in 2020 and 2021. When not completing schoolwork, Ben indulges himself in many different creative outlets such as writing code, books, and music, and playing video games with friends.

Erin Ashley is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a senior majoring in Broadcast Meteorology. She is the Lead Forecaster for WOUB Public Media, the PBS-affiliate news station for Southeast Ohio, where she broadcasts weather conditions and constructs environmental news packages. Erin is interested in how weather impacts society and how weather awareness has changed over time. She plans to work for a news station upon graduation. In her free time, Erin critiques movies, roots for the Cincinnati Bengals, and be with friends.

Cam is currently a Junior at Ohio University, studying Geography- Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics. He’s also an Event Coordinator in OU’s local chapter of the AMS, a forecaster for WOUB’s NewsWatch, and a Quality Assurance Analyst for the Kansas Mesonet. His current interests are in meteorological observations and instrumentation. Cam is a huge baseball and football fan, and is also an avid birder.

Adam is from Cleveland, Ohio and is a senior pursuing a major in meteorology and a minor in mathematics. He is involved in OUCAMS and is the current Webmaster for Scalia lab. Adam is extremely passionate about severe weather and radar meteorology, and hopes to work in forecasting or radar analysis after graduation. In his free time, Adam likes to listen to music, hike, and take pictures.

Maddy Zarembka is from Akron, Ohio and is currently a senior majoring in Geography-Meteorology and is GIS certified. She has always been interested in the weather ever since first grade and always enjoys watching storms roll in. Additionally, she has had two internships during her time at Ohio University, with one as a South Dakota wildland fire intern and an aviation intern at Delta Air Lines. In her free time, she likes to run, spend time outside, hang out with friends and family, and read.