• myra.oyola@gmail.com
  • Howard University

Education:

Theoretical Physics and Atmospheric Sciences (Meteorology) University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM). Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at Howard University, Washington D.C, under the advisement of Dr. Everette Joseph.

Research interest:

Her primary research interests are in environmental remote sensing, radiative transfer and satellite validation, with focus on atmospheric and oceanic applications. Other areas of interest include numerical weather prediction, tropospheric ozone formation and transport, marine meteorology and environmental policy.

Current Research:

Mayra’s dissertation is on satellite sea surface temperature retrievals over dust-laden fields in the Northeast Atlantic and their impacts on medium range forecast; work that is being carried in collaboration with the NOAA Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NOAA/NESDIS). She is a member of the Aerosols and Ocean Science Expedition (NOAA/AEROSE) research group and has logged over 100 days of sea experience. She also supports field operations at the Howard University/NASA URC Beltsville Center for Climate System Observations (BCCSO)

Activities:

She served as President for the Howard University Graduate Student Association of Atmospheric Sciences (GSAAS) and the local student chapter of American Meteorological Society (HU-AMS), during the 2011-2012 academic year. She is also a member of the International Golden Key Honor Society, National Weather Association and American Geophysical Union, in which she is currently serving on the Perlman Committee. On her free time she enjoys of exercising, running, photography, traveling and seeking for the next adventure.