Observations Deputy Program Manager
Renee Richardson supports the Weather Program Office (WPO) as the Deputy Program Manager for the Observations Program. Before joining WPO as a full time employee, Renee was a 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, where she served as the Weather Observations Fellow for WPO. During this year-long fellowship, Renee split her time between the Observations Program and the Supplemental Appropriations Program.
Renee is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University and will receive her doctoral degree in meteorology. For her dissertation, Renee is investigating sea spray effects on tropical cyclone intensification.
Renee received a B.Sc. in marine science with a concentration in atmosphere/ocean dynamics from Coastal Carolina University. While at CCU, Renee investigated global model evaluation of tropical cyclones. When her head is not turned to the tropics, you can find Renee paddleboarding, adventuring with her pups, or attempting to cook fun new recipes.