Class of 2012
Alek Krautmann is a Meteorologist at the National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge office. His main program areas include climate services, upper air, outreach, partner engagement and annual hurricane preparedness activities. Alek works to promote an informed society; one that anticipates and is able to respond to the weather and climate hazards in our world. He was formerly a Research Associate with the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), which is a NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey in Norman, OK. While with SCIPP he spent time on an assessment of the organizational response to the 2013 Moore, OK tornado disaster, the Managing Drought in the Southern Plains initiative and completed a series of climate workshops for environmental professionals at Oklahoma and Texas Native American tribes.
Alek is a 2012 graduate of Ohio University (M.S. Geography). He was Associate Director at Scalia Lab from 2010 to 2012 and taught undergraduate meteorology lab courses. During this time he also served as co-chair of the American Meteorological Society Student Conference Planning Committee and completed the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium. Alek is a 2010 graduate of the University of Oklahoma (B.S. Meteorology), including a semester abroad at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.