Thursday, 28 March 2019: 8:30 AM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Ada Monzón is the first female meteorologist from Puerto Rico. Currently, she is the Commonwealth’s Chief Meteorologist for WIPR TV and Univision Radio. She is also the Founder and President of EcoExploratorio: Science Museum of Puerto Rico. After earning her M.S. in Meteorology at the Florida State University, Ada joined the U.S. NWS Forecast Office in San Juan, where she became a Forecaster and the Warning and Preparedness Meteorologist. Ada is the first female AMS Fellow and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in Puerto Rico. She is a professional speaker and producer of STEM education programs and disaster mitigation educational campaigns, and is widely recognized for her successful social media networks with over 1,000,000 followers. Her standout service and commitment during 2017 reassured the Commonwealth. She closely followed Irma as it passed near the Caribbean and then provided essential weather information during Hurricane Maria, helping the population prepare and remain calm throughout the most devastating disaster in Puerto Rico’s record. Ada was recognized as the 2018 National Weatherperson of the Year and the 2019 AMS Award for Broadcast Meteorology. Her awards include the AMS Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award and the AMS Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist.
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