Kristina Kiest WPO

Communications Lead

Kristina earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and her M.P.S. (Master of Professional Science) in Tropical Marine Ecology from the University of Miami.

FACETS Program Coordinator

Alison Agather Alison Agather FACETS Program Coordinator & Social Science Program Competition Manager Alison supports the Weather Program Office (WPO) as a contractor for Science and Technology Corporation. She is the FACETS Program Coordinator and the Social Science Program’s Competition manager. Prior to supporting WPO, she was a Knauss Fellow and split her time between…

Tamara Battle

Policy & Partnerships Lead

Prior to NOAA, Tamara spent five years at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Science Assistant with the Division of Graduate Education (DGE) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), and Science Analyst within the Division for Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) assisting with data analytics and science communication. Tamara has a B.S. in…

Melissa Pratt-Zossoungbo WPO

Administrative Officer

Melissa has a Master’s degree in Coastal Sciences-Marine Botany from the University of Southern Mississippi, an Undergraduate degree in Marine Science from Gordon College and holds a Master’s Certificate in Federal Financial Management from Graduate School USA.   Melissa spent two years in Benin, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in sustainable agriculture and…