Jakeb Wagner is a senior meteorology student at Ohio University. Jakeb is from Canton, Ohio where he played baseball and graduated from Canton GlenOak High School. This semester, Jakeb will be researching Antarctic Sea ice extent through case studies of the three biggest decreases in sea ice since 1970. Reed Timmer, Simon Brewer, and Jim Cantore are meteorologists that influenced Jakeb’s passion for meteorology growing up. Jakeb’s dream is to one day be part of the Storm Prediction Center.

Elijah is currently a Junior at Ohio University. He is an HTC student majoring in Meteorology (Geography). He is from Westerville, Ohio (a suburb of the Columbus area), where he competed in Cross Country and Track and Field throughout high school. Elijah is a member of the Ohio University’s Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (OUCAMS), having served as an intern (in the summer of 2023) for the NEPARS REU, a research internship cohosted by both Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). His weather interests lie in winter weather, climate, and severe weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Outside of class, Elijah enjoys running (with people), Chess, sports (such as football, basketball, NASCAR, and F1), simulation and racing games (City Skylines, Sid Meijer’s Civilization, Forza Franchise, etc.), and listening to music (favorite artists include The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Illenium, Porter Robinson, Twenty-One Pilots, etc.)

Eli is currently a Junior Majoring in Aviation Flight with Minors in Aviation Management and Geography/ Meterology, He is also a member of Women in Aviation at Ohio University and an Aviation Ambassador to the Russ College of Engineering. After graduation from Ohio University Eli plans to pursue a career in Aviation hoping to work at a major airline.

Hi! I’m Bailey and I’m a Meteorology major! I’m working on a certificate in GIS and a minor in Geological Sciences! I’m a second year at Ohio University, and I’m excited to continue my journey at OU!

My hometown is near Dayton, Ohio, and I’ve lived in Ohio since I was born. I have an ESA cat named Wisp! It’s short for Will-o-the-Wisp since I got her September 30th, and she’s a tortie! I love her so much.

Kaylee Sweeney is currently a junior majoring in Geography-Meteorology as well as pursuing a minor in mathematics and a GIS certificate. She is from Willoughby, Ohio, a city outside of Cleveland. Kaylee is also the secretary for OUCAMS. Her most recent interest in the field has been with aviation meteorology. In her free time, she enjoys reading, grabbing an iced coffee, and spending time with friends.