With support from the Rutgers Climate Institute, Natalie Teale, Ph.D. candidate in Geography participated in, the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), located in Boston, MA in April 2017 where she was elected to the position of Young Scholar Director.
Nataile notes, “This meeting was remarkably productive for me, with several sessions directly applicable to my work, particularly sessions in synoptic climatology and the northeastern United States. I organized and convened three full sessions of talks in hydroclimatology, which were well attended as well as gave a talk of my preliminary dissertation research in discerning pathways of atmospheric water vapor transport into the northeastern United States. This research is novel in combining variables and methods that have not yet been combined for this region. The opportunity to present this research to experts in the field—both in the data and the methods—was extremely valuable at this stage of my research.”