Club Officers: 2015-2016 School Year

President: William Iwasko


William is a second-year graduate student working with Dr. Udaysankar Nair, studying the role that aerosols have on cloud formation and characteristics by analyzing satellite data from SE Asia as well as comparing this data with WRF model outputs. William was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and received his undergraduate degrees in Meteorology and Applied Mathematics from Saint Louis University in May of 2014. While there, he held leadership roles in both the student AMS chapter as well as an emergency preparedness organization on campus. Outside of school he enjoys hiking, following the St. Louis Cardinals, playing board and video games, as well as volunteering for FIRST Robotics.

Vice President: Jackie Ringhausen

Jackie Jackie is a second-year graduate student working with Dr. Philip Bitzer, developing a relationship between the VLF waveform and optical emissions. This research is being conducted using the space based Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) and the Huntsville Alabama Marx Meter Array (HAMMA), a ground based lightning network. Jackie was born in the small village of Hardin, Illinois. She grew up with her older brother Alex, sister Christen, and younger sister Gena. She graduated in May 2014 from Saint Louis University with a degree in meteorology. In her four years at SLU, Jackie was involved in numerous organizations including the campus emergency response team, the music honors society, the SLU club ping pong team, the SLU pep band, the mastersingers, the soprano quartet, the earth science club, hosted a radio show on KSLU radio and held the leadership position of vice president in the SLU student AMS chapter. Jackie is super excited to put her creativity and leadership skills to good use serving as vice president for the UAH AMS chapter. Outside of school, Jackie can be seen on the ping-pong courts serving up some mean game, playing flute in the UAH pep band, or eating sour cream in her apartment. :D

Treasurer: Christina Leach

Christina Christina is a second-year graduate student working with Dr. Kevin Knupp, comparing instruments aboard the MIPS platform here at UAH, more specifically the 915 MHz Wind Profiler and XPR (X-Band Profiling Radar), using the vertical velocities and profiles of precipitation/particles during winter storm events. She received her undergraduate degree in Geography (Meteorology-Climatology) from Arizona State University in 2012. She has been involved with the UAH Student Chapter of AMS since her first year at UAH and has participated in numerous public outreach activities and chapter events. She is looking forward to a great year helping our chapter be the best it can be with the other chapter officers and members! Outside school, she enjoys being outdoors, catching the latest movies, and spending time with family and friends. :-)


Secretary: Camille Woods

Camille Camille Woods is a third-year graduate student working under Dr. Carey studying tornadic debris signatures and their characterization in quasi-linear convective systems. Camille received her Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a concentration in Geography from Tennessee Technological University. Aside from school, Camille enjoys reading/writing in her spare time as well as volunteering in various capacities. She particularly enjoys volunteer opportunities in which she's able to interact with children and other students! This is Camille's second year serving as an AMS chapter officer. She's very excited to witness the continual growth of the chapter and cannot wait to see the impact this year's officers and members will have on our campus and community!!! :)


Webmaster: Seongmin Kim

Seong Seongmin is a second-year graduate student working with Dr. John Mecikalski, studying convective initiation nowcasting over the Tropics by analyzing Himawari-8 satellite and WSR-88D data. Seongmin is originally from South Korea but lived near Indianapolis, Indiana before moving to Oklahoma for college. He received his B.S in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman, along with a minor in Mathematics in 2014. In his four years at OU, Seongmin was heavily involved in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, and he was the active member of the Oklahoma Weather Lab (OWL), a student-led forecasting organization. Outside of school, Seongmin enjoys reading, listening to music, playing piano, and avidly following the Indianapolis Colts and Oklahoma Sooners. This is his first time ever as an AMS chapter officer and he is looking forward to serve our department and community.