Gab at the Lab: Tiffany Meyer

Tiffany Meyer, Research Associate (NSSL/CIMMS)


Background:M.S. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (2012)
B.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2010)
Experience:Tiffany Meyer was born in Maple Grove, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Growing up, she enjoyed spending time outdoors, playing softball, and boating. She even appreciated Minnesota’s winter weather! When it came time to choose where she would go for college, Tiffany elected to pursue her bachelor’s degree in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. At OU, she also minored in math and computer science. During her undergraduate studies, Tiffany was a student mesonet operator with the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. In addition, she worked on projects with NSSL, and was part of the Severe Hazards Analysis & Verification Experiment at the Lab. She went on to earn her Master’s degree in atmospheric science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she focused her studies on gigantic jet lightning. In 2012, Tiffany returned to Oklahoma as a research associate with OU CIMMS.
What She Does:Since 2015, Tiffany has been a technical advisor to the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed. She helps to develop AWIPS2, researches total lightning, and hacks code.
Trivia: Tiffany enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her boyfriend, NSSL/CIMMS’ Kiel Ortega. The two have visited Great Basin National Park and the Grand Canyon together, and even camped during a snowstorm! They have two dachshunds, who they love like children. Tiffany is also a die hard OU fan and a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Wild.

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