Joseph Trujillo is a MA student with the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma and a Graduate Research Assistant with the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and the National Severe Storms Laboratory. Prior to graduate school, Joseph wanted to pursue a career in bilingual broadcast meteorology; however, he quickly noticed that communication methods and dissemination in Spanish needed additional work. Since starting graduate school, he is working to raise awareness of weather and climate translations in Spanish and collaborate with the National Weather Service.
With KPHI-TV, Joseph hopes to focus on the communication of rapidly updating warning and probabilistic information in Spanish. In addition, he hopes to analyze how probabilistic hazard information will influence the way social media coverage is disseminated in the future.