GMAO Welcomes Five Summer Visiting Interns


For the summer of 2018, GMAO is pleased to host five visitors: three were selected as part of the One Stop Shopping Initiative for NASA Interns, Fellows and Scholars program, which is being replaced by a new NASA intern and fellowship program beginning in fall 2018.

Meet our interns: Ada, Stephanie, Tashiana, Haiden, and Nicki (not shown):
Group photo of the interns

Ada Shaw

Ada is a first-year graduate student from the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling group at Harvard University. Ada is working with Christoph Keller in looking at the impact of vertical resolution on atmospheric chemistry. To do so, she is running the GEOS model with full gas-phase chemistry at increased vertical resolution. Ada’s summer visit to the GMAO is sponsored by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).

Stephanie Lin

Stephanie is a rising senior majoring in Atmospheric Sciences with minors in Fine Arts, Climate Change, and Science of Earth Systems at Cornell University. She was born and raised in the Queens borough of New York City. Stephanie’s internship sees her working with Anton Darmenov on the modeling of primary marine aerosols and quantifying their composition in relation to organic and inorganic components.

Tashiana Osborne

Tashiana is a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (UCSD). She is also affiliated with the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at UCSD. Tashiana is from Minnesota, where she received her undergraduate degree in meteorology and hydrology. While working with Amin Dezfuli during her summer internship, she will use MERRA-2 products to examine the spatial variability of extreme precipitation over the U.S., with an emphasis on the contribution of the atmospheric rivers over the West Coast.

Haiden Mersiovsky

Haiden, from Conway, Arkansas, is a rising senior majoring in meteorology at Florida State University. While on his internship, Haiden is working with Allie Collow on characterizing the properties and meteorology surrounding extreme precipitation events that are associated with an atmospheric river event along the west coast of the U.S.

Nikita (Nicki) Mukherjee

Nicki is a rising senior at American University in the disciplines of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics. She is working with Andrea Molod on studying the effects of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption on the atmosphere, referencing the model that is used to conduct seasonal forecasts. Nicki is spending the summer with the GMAO’s support company, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI).

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