DK Kang

Subseasonal to Seasonal Program Coordinator

DK Kang DK Kang S2S Program Coordinator DK Kang graduated from Seoul National University in S. Korea and majored in Geography with a BA degree in 2003. Pursuing his interests in climate change, he obtained MS and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering majoring in Engineering Hydrology and Microwave remote sensing of water on earth at…

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.

Christine Bassett

Subseasonal to Seasonal Program Coordinator

Christine Bassett Christine Bassett S2S Program Coordinator Christine is a Cherokee contractor supporting the NOAA/OAR/WPO Subseasonal to Seasonal Research program. Prior to joining WPO, Christine was a Knauss Fellow with the National Weather Service Office of Observations where she supported NWS in intra-agency, interagency and international organizations to support weather, water, ocean and climate programmatic objectives…

Krishna Kumar

EPIC Program Coordinator & Senior Program Scientist

Prior to joining WPO, Krishna was a Project Manager, Senior Research Scientist and JCSDA Operations to Research Lead at NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)/STAR/RTI, supporting the Research & Technology Maturation for the Exploitation of Emerging Technologies Project. Krishna obtained his PhD in Meteorology from the Physical Research Laboratory, Department of Space…

Hurricane Supplemental Coordinator

Ben was previously a meteorologist/territory manager with the United States Golf Association and Thor Guard, Inc. For 12 years, he provided detailed weather forecasts for national and international golf championships and for college football games.  Ben also provided real-time decisions on the evacuations of sports facilities. Ben served as  chief meteorologist for various TV and…

Jen Vogt

EPIC Project Coordinator

Jennifer earned her M.S. degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wyoming (2010) and her B.S. degree in Meteorology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania (2007). Jennifer is a health and wellness coach through Beachbody where she loves to help others live a healthier lifestyle. She also enjoys running and is training for her first…

Mark Olsen

S2S Deputy Program Manager

Mark Olsen Mark Olsen S2S Deputy Program Manager Mark is the Deputy Program Manager of WPO’s Subseasonal to Seasonal program supporting NOAA’s goal of a Weather-Ready Nation by enabling and coordinating research to improve the predictive capability across time scales that bridge weather and climate. Prior to joining WPO, Mark was a research scientist working…

Sandy LaCorte

Observations Coordinator

Sandy’s education includes a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences with a concentration in Weather Forecasting from UNC Asheville and a M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Unlike most meteorologists, Sandy’s passion for weather stemmed from what was once a childhood fear of thunder and lightning, known as astraphobia. If she’s not…

Levi Matthews

Budget Analyst

Levi Matthews is originally from Wilmington, Delaware. He joined the United States Army on September 8, 1987 and left the military in 1995 in which he had careers as a Missile Launcher and Finance Specialist. In 2003, Levi decided to further his education at the Seattle Central Community College. He completed his Associates of Arts…

Jonathan Mote WPO

Social Science Program Coordinator

Jon received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and his dissertation focused on the growth and culture of early-stage venture capital in Philadelphia. Jon also received his Masters in economics and history from The New School and his Bachelors in economics and history from the University of Iowa