President Tabitha Kloss
Tabitha Kloss is a senior in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. She always knew she wanted to study meteorology in college, but what she didn’t know was that she’d also become a superhero! In her free time, she enjoys dressing as Ice Queen and talking about severe weather safety at local elementary schools or public weather awareness events. As far as work goes, Tabitha is a Student Assistant in the National Weather Center Library and an ARM Data Quality Analyst for the Cooperative Institute of Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. During the semester, if she’s not somewhere in the National Weather Center working, doing homework, or studying for an exam, you’ll probably find her on a mountain, either skiing or hiking. Tabitha sees herself involved in operational meteorology in the future and plans to pursue a Master’s degree upon graduating from OU. This past summer, she interned with the Alaska Aviation Weather Unit and Anchorage Center Weather Service Unit where she got some hands on experience with aviation weather.
Vice President Ty Dickinson
Ty Dickinson is from Port Huron, MI, and is a senior in the School of Meteorology. He knew from a young age that meteorology was what he wanted to study when he got older; his Grandma Ruth used to joke that the only reason she kept cable was so that he could watch the Weather Channel! Ty is an employee of the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, a Student Ambassador for SoM, and the Director of Climate Operations for the Oklahoma Weather Lab. However, he always makes time to become Captain NOAA for a day and teach kids all about extreme weather preparedness. This past summer, Ty was at NWS Austin/San Antonio working to improve impact-based seasonal outlooks and he is currently still working on this project. When Ty does manage to get away from the National Weather Center, he loves simply spending time with friends, watching sports, or going for a run.
Publicist Jordan Overton
Jordan Overton has been fascinated with weather since an early age. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he grew accustomed to Oklahoma’s unique weather. As early as 16, Jordan began working for TV stations in the Tulsa Metro area. He has continued to follow his dream by attending OU to pursue a degree in Meteorology. Jordan’s focus is in broadcasting and communication, and he plans to be a Broadcast Meteorologist after graduation. Jordan works for the School of Meteorology as a Student Media Assistant, where he works on media projects and handles social media for the school. Jordan is also heavily involved in Broadcasting, and is the Director of Media for OWL and the Senior Weather Producer for OU Nightly. In his free time, Jordan enjoys traveling, sports, the pool, and trying new activities in the area with friends.
Outreach Coordinator Erik Green
Erik is from Overland Park, Kansas, and is a senior in the School of Meteorology at OU where he is currently employed as an ARM Data Quality Analyst for CIMMS. He was drawn to meteorology early on having grown up on the Great Plains and lived through extremes including severe spring and summertime storms as well as cold winters with heavy snowfall. Erik is also the Senior Representative for the SoM Student Affairs Committee, and has served as the Director of Operations for the Oklahoma Weather Lab and volunteered his time as a forecast shift leader. However, his favorite activity is suiting up with the Weather Friends as Blaze and teaching children about severe weather awareness and safety. After graduation, Erik plans to continue his education by earning a Master’s Degree and later working for the National Weather Service as an Operational Forecaster. When Erik isn’t studying and has the time, you can find him doing a number of things including skiing (water and snow), mountain biking, hiking, camping, or just relaxing in his hammock.
Secretary Leah Hill
Leah Hill is from Saint Louis, Missouri, and is a junior meteorology major at the University of Oklahoma. What started out as a fear of weather turned into a passion when in 8th grade she took an earth science class and spent a few weeks learning about weather. Leah is triple minoring in math, broadcast meteorology, and sociology, with the ultimate goal of being a broadcast meteorologist as well as doing research in the social science aspect of meteorology. She is also the Vice President of Oklahoma Weather Lab, a student meteorologist for OU Nightly, and a volunteer with the Weather Friends Outreach group. This past summer she interned at Fox 25 in Oklahoma City under Chief Meteorologist Jeff George. When she is not busy with the many clubs or the internship, you can find her running around the track at the gym, lying out by the pool, or hiking.
Treasurer Jenna Warner
Jenna Warner is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma where she is pursuing her dream major, Meteorology, with three minors in Broadcast, Mathematics, and Environmental Science. As well as the SCAN Treasurer, she is a student meteorologist for OU’s campus news station, OU Nightly, the Deputy Director of Media for OWL, a volunteer with OU’s Weather Friends Outreach Program, and plays for OU’s club field hockey team. She loves being very involved on campus, and was part of the first Non-Greek Performance Group in Sooner Scandals through Class Council her freshman year. This past summer Jenna interned at a news station in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, under WBNS 10TV’s meteorologist Ashlee Baracy. When Jenna isn’t striving for her goals or keeping an eye to the sky, she enjoys cooking, watching sports, finding new adventures, and eating ice cream.
Historian/Webmaster Tyler Stanfield
Tyler Stanfield is a sophomore meteorology student here at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to his SCAN duties, he is an OWL shift leader as well as an undergraduate researcher working on climate variability. Tyler was also the first freshmen student to receive two city trophies for excellence in forecasting in WxChallenge during the Fall 2016 semester. His interest in meteorology was sparked at an early age of eight where he became deeply interested in hurricanes. This interest brought him to OU where he intends on receiving his bachelor’s degree as well as minors in Mathematics and GIS. In his free time, Tyler enjoys forecasting, watching sports, working out, and hanging out with friends.
Senior Representative Ryan Bunker
Ryan Bunker is a senior in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma where he works as an ARM Data Quality Analyst for the Cooperative Institute of Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. Growing up, he always knew he wanted to study meteorology, as he was fascinated in all types of severe weather. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends. Ryan plans on pursuing a career in operational meteorology in the future and plans to attain a Masters degree upon graduating from OU. In the meantime, he’s spending this summer working with Dr. Ariel Cohen and John Hart from the Storm Prediction Center on a project that deals with illustrating predictability for Southeast U.S nocturnal tornadoes through the Research Experience for Undergraduates.
Junior Representative Scott Reinhardt
Scott Reinhardt is a junior at the University of Oklahoma pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a minor in meteorology. He has loved the weather his whole life. It wasn’t until the summer of 2016 that he realized the importance of computer science and decided to switch majors from meteorology. When he isn’t working on debugging a new program, he can be found taking long walks to new places, riding his bike, or hanging out with friends. In the future he hopes to start his own company.
Sophomore Representative Nash Rhodes
Nash Rhodes is from Nashville, Tennessee. He is a sophomore in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, with minors in Electrical Engineering and Broadcast. Currently, he is an active member of The Oklahoma Weather Lab and a student meteorologist for OU Nightly. Having had the only tornado shelter in the neighborhood, his family hosted many severe weather get togethers, which led to Nash’s early interest in storms and the nickname Doppler Boy. His main hobbies include playing sports, hanging out with friends, and locating his lost nametag at the National Weather Center.
Freshman Representative Jacob Genuise
Jacob Genuise is a freshman meteorology major at the University of Oklahoma. He is from Little Elm, Texas and his main interests include winter weather forecasting and mesoscale meteorology. After visiting his local forecast office in Ft. Worth, Texas as well as the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, he became very interested in the complexity of forecasting. He hopes to pursue a career as a forecaster for the National Weather Service after college. Aside from spending time in the National Weather Center, his favorite activities include exploring new spots on the OU campus, reading, listening to music, cooking, and playing tennis.
Freshman Representative Connor Bruce
Connor Bruce has been fascinated with meteorology since an early age. Growing up in Maryland he didn’t experience much severe weather, so once he learned about the Meteorology program at OU he knew that was where he wanted to go. His main goal is to eventually conduct research that goes into severe weather forecasting. Some of his hobbies include hiking and camping, as an Eagle Scout, and generally being outside. You can always find Connor studying by the swings in front of Adams tower, eating somewhere, or at the National Weather Center.