Listee Features — Meteorology


A respected voice in her local community, Ellen L. Bonnifield has earned distinction for her expertise as a weather observer within the humid climate of Northern Colorado. Since 1995, she has served as her local weather observer for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Likewise distinguishing herself as a co-writer of the Valley Voice in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, since 2005, she has also contributed to various industry-related publications since 1989. In 2019, she notably served as a contemporary non-fiction judge for the Western Writers Association of America’s Spur Awards. Prior to her current work, Ms. Bonnifield was a library science teacher at Oklahoma Panhandle State University for one semester and an algebra teacher at a community

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An expert in aviation and meteorology, Debbie M. Schaum has thrived as the associate chair of applied aviation sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has served the school for the past 22 years, and has remained steadfast in her goal of opening the doors of the field to more women. In her role with the institution, she is responsible for overseeing four majors in the applied aviation sciences department, including commercial space operations, air traffic management, aerospace, and occupational safety and meteorology, and teaching meteorology classes. Ms. Schaum particularly loves the fact that that the job allows her to build lasting relationships with students, and she intends to continue on that path moving forward. One of her main concerns is

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