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  • Howard University

Biography

Lauren was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois. She earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences with distinction at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in May of 2015. She spent the summer of 2014 at Howard University conducting research with the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model through the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) Program and the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). She is a first year doctoral student in the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS).

Current Research

Her current fields of interest are tropical cyclone formation and development, and social impacts of tropical cyclones on coastal communities.

Presentations/Publications

“Sensitivity of rapid intensification using the HWRF idealized configuration and social impacts,” NCAS USIP Research Colloquium 2014

“Sensitivity of rapid intensification using the HWRF idealized configuration and social impacts,” AMS Conference, 2015

“Sensitivity of rapid intensification using the HWRF idealized configuration and social impacts,” Undergraduate Research Review, University of Illinois, 2015

Recognitions

Undergraduate Research Award, University of Illinois, 2015