Mississippi State University Weather

Student Meteorologists

 2019-2020 Student Meteorologists

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Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis is a weekend meteorologist for WVUA 23.. She started at WVUA in 2016 as a weather intern and became a weekend meteorologist in January of 2017. She has lived and worked in Alabama the last five years while earning a Degree in Communications (majoring in Telecommunications and Geography) from The University of Alabama in December of 2017. She now attends Mississippi State University where she is working towards her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Meteorology and plans to graduate in May 2020. She is also a teaching assistant at MSU, teaching TV production for the 2018-2019 school year and practicum in broadcast meteorology for the 2019-2020 school year.

Danielle is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. A native of Fleming Island, Florida just outside of Jacksonville, Danielle has lived in Florida long enough to be very familiar with hurricane season and has been directly impacted by several. However, living in Dixie Alley now has led her to become no stranger to tornadoes and other severe weather. Danielle’s most memorable event was covering the February 2, 2016 Aliceville tornado and seeing the destruction it caused first hand.

Aaron Myler

Aaron Myler graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh with his bachelors in Broadcast Reporting.  Upon graduation, he decided to peruse his master’s degree in Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University.  Aaron assists in teaching the TV production class on campus at Mississippi State.  He enjoys getting to help the next round of broadcast students further their education. 

Aaron interned at WKBN in Youngstown, OH during the summer of 2019.  He learned about all of the ins and outs of the business, and got a lot of hands on experience.  He enjoys spending time with his friends and family in his free time, and traveling when possible.  Upon graduation, Aaron is planning on moving back to Pennsylvania and working at a local television station.

Sophia Armata

Sophia Armata was born and raised in Atlanta, GA before moving to Birmingham, AL where she finished out her high school years. As a freshman at Mississippi State University, she began working towards her Broadcast Meteorology degree. Throughout her years in Starkville, she has made numerous friends who are just as passionate about weather as she is! When she’s not in Hilbun 216, you can find her thrifting, cooking gourmet meals with her roommates, or tutoring Mississippi State athletes in science and geography courses. As a senior, Sophia accepted a job at WTVA in Tupelo, MS as their weekend morning meteorologist. She looks forward to graduation and to seeing where all of her hard work at Mississippi

 Andre Brooks

Andre is attending  Mississippi State University, earning a degree in Geosciences with a concentration of Broadcast meteorology.  He is from Springfield, Louisiana, and has been very passionate about the weather for over 10 years. His interest started with Hurricane Gustav and then later the epic snowstorm that affected the south December 11th, 2008. Ever since then, Andre’s love to track and forecast the weather, and to prepare people for the days ahead. But the number one goal is to impact people’s lives whenever a big weather event strikes, to just tell them how the daily weather is going to be. Besides the weather, he loves watching horror movies with friends, reading and analyzing articles that he finds on the Internet and also he loves to play video games and help people whenever they are in need. But most importantly, Andre loves going to church and spending time with family. 

 

Kris Boone

Kristopher Boone is a senior at Mississippi State with an expected graduation date of May 2020. Born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, Kris developed his passion for weather at an early age by watching the storms that would roll across North Texas. He enjoys traveling, video games, standup comedy, and football.

Kris enlisted in the United State Navy his junior year of high school. As a military weather forecaster for nearly twelve years, Petty Officer Boone had produced and supervised the production of tens of thousands of weather, aviation, and oceanography products. In addition, Kris worked with US Air Force, NOAA, and NASA weather personnel on military operations and missions across the globe during his time in service.

Since enrolling at Mississippi State, Kris has served as the club treasurer of the Student Veteran’s Association and Vice President of the East Mississippi Local Chapter of American Meteorological Society / National Weather Associaton. He has spent the past two summers interning at WBZ in Boston, MA and WNBC in New York City, NY.

For more information feel free to contact Kris  at Kristopher_boone@yahoo.com Facebook or YouTube: Meteorologist Kristopher Boone Twitter or Instagram @KrisBooneWX

 

 

Arin Carpenter

Arin Carpenter is a senior student at Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Professional Meteorology with an emphasis in broadcasting. Arin is originally from central Arkansas and her home state’s active weather is was what inspired Arin to pursue a degree in meteorology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she hopes to find her place in the weather industry.

 

 

Dax Clark

Dax Clark is a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas. He started attending Mississippi State in August of 2018 after deciding he wanted to pursue a degree in Broadcast Meteorology. Dax has been interested in weather for as long as he can remember. He grew up wanting to run towards the storm instead of away and was starting to forecast by the 4th grade. Outside of weather, you can catch Dax outdoors hiking, cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs & Arkansas Razorbacks, or in any free time, traveling as much as possible. After graduation, Dax hopes to move back to Arkansas and cover the weather in the region where he grew up.

 

 

Jake Eshpeter

Jake has been fascinated in weather for as long as he can remember. As a child, he would spend hours watching the Weather Channel and documentaries on tornadoes and hurricanes. Jake’s interest for weather became a passion after riding out Hurricane Katrina when he was nine years old. Seeing the destruction to his hometown first hand showed Jake at a young age just how impactful the weather can be. From that point on, he knew he would one day be a meteorologist. While Jake was ending out his junior year at Mississippi State, he accepted a position at WTOK-TV in Meridian, MS as weekend meteorologist. Jake is now a senior continuing to purse his degree in meteorology with an emphasis in broadcasting. In his spare time, he enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends.  

 

Peyton Garrison

Peyton Garrison is a senior majoring in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University. Peyton has always been interested in the weather from watching severe weather back at home in Alabama, especially the outbreak of April 27, 2011. Her passion for weather jump started in January of 2012 when her house got hit by an EF3 tornado. Outside of weather, Peyton enjoys doing any physical activities, especially with her two dogs, Kodi and Ollie. After graduation, she has a goal of pursuing a job in the field of Broadcast Meteorology.

 

 

Jolie Kavanagh

Jolie Kavanagh is a senior from Biloxi, Mississippi and her major is Professional Meteorology with emphasis in Broadcast at Mississippi State University. Her involvement at Mississippi State includes being a Road Runner for Mississippi State, Program Assistant at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center, Community Chair for the East Mississippi Chapter of the NWA and AMS, and an internship with WLOX. She has also worked with different community organizations through the Montgomery Leadership Program such as the Palmer Home for Children, Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Jolie chose her major because of her experience with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Ever since, she has wanted to help others know the danger of natural disasters and provide outreach for them through meteorology.

Isabel Lomeli

My name is Isabel Lina Lomeli. I was born in El Paso, TX. I am currently attending Mississippi State University as a senior and will be graduating in May 2020. I hope to secure a position with the pathways program for NWS. I was inspired working with weather growing up under intense heat and desert conditions, my father created a business with xeriscaping which helped to conserve and restore water in the city under drought like conditions.  Aside from making the public aware of harsh natural disasters in our atmosphere and on land, I am also passionate about tennis, singing and creating small projects. I am currently a member of the AMS chapter in the university, I am also a member in the Tennis Club and the Makers Club. After I complete my undergrad and have some working experience, I plan to revisit my education and obtain a master’s degree.

Twitter: @IsabelLomeli10

Instagram: @izzyblina

Facebook: @Lomeliwx

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller is a senior professional and broadcast meteorology major.  He was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Andrew is a four-year member of the Mississippi State Famous Maroon Band where he plays the tuba.  He is an avid sports fan, passionately cheering on the New Orleans Saints and, of course, the MSU Bulldogs.  Andrew has wanted to be a meteorologist since his fifth grade science teacher introduced him to the field.  He interned at WXXV News 25 in Gulfport during the summer of 2019.  While there, he gained firsthand experience in the career field, including aiding in coverage of Hurricane Barry.

 

Josh Reiter

Josh Reiter is from Allen, Texas, just north of Dallas. He is currently pursuing a Professional Meteorology degree with broadcast emphasis at Mississippi State University. He is the eldest of 2 children, having a younger sister. He became interested in meteorology because of the interesting and diverse weather he experienced living in North Texas, as well as watching the TV meteorologists give their reports on air, especially during severe events.

Josh shadowed at WFAA-TV in Dallas and participated on the broadcast team at his high school, where he was the chief meteorologist and attended their yearly trips to news stations. He enjoys watching and attending sporting events, hanging out with his friends, and playing video games. Growing up he was active in his church, volunteered in his community, and was part of the marching band and NHS at high school. At Mississippi State University, he is a member of NSCS and the East Mississippi Chapter of the NWA/AMS.

Scottlin Williams

Scottlin Williams is a senior at Mississippi State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology. Scottlin is from a small town in southern Alabama. She developed a love for weather as a young girl when her school was visited by a local meteorologist named Alan Sealls. An even greater love transpired when Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Baldwin County in 2004. After graduation, Scottlin has a goal to begin her career in the Broadcast Meteorology industry.

 

 

For more information, contact: Lindsey (Morschauser) Poe // lmorschauser@geosci.msstate.edu