State Climate Office Staff
Students – Summer 2023
Andrea’s passion for weather was sparked growing up in Durham NC, where plenty of summer thunderstorms roll through. She is a senior at NC State majoring in meteorology. Andrea is interested in a variety of weather related topics and applications, including GIS, severe weather with a focus on tornadic activity, and atmospheric physics. She is working as an intern doing fieldwork and conducting research that focuses on using ECONET data to predict QLCS events. In her free time, she enjoys running, watching college basketball and going to local music concerts.
Lexi is a senior majoring in Environmental Sciences and minoring in Soil Science at North Carolina State University. Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, her love for the outdoors developed at a young age. She is passionate about preserving Eastern North Carolina’s agricultural lands as farmers face rising temperatures and intense stormwater surges. She plans to pursue a masters degree at NC State studying soil science and fertility in North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, gardening, and spending time with her cat, Peach.