Club Officers: 2012-2013 School Year

President: Aaron Kaulfus


Aaron is a second year graduate student working for Dr. Udaysankar Nair, working on an atmospheric deposition project and advancing wireless sensor network applications in conjunction with NASA SERVIR. He received his undergraduate degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma along with minors in Mathematics and Geographic Information Science. Aaron has been involved in AMS throughout his collegiate career, however this is his first leadership position. Outside of work Aaron is a huge football and NASCAR fan. He looks forward to serving as your President over the next year.

Vice President: Tony Lyza

Tony Tony is a second-year graduate student studying QLCS tornadoes and interactions between tornadoes/tornadic storms and topography under Dr. Kevin Knupp. Tony was born on the south side of Chicago and raised in the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree in meteorology from Valparaiso University in May 2012, along with a minor in mathematics and the Scholar distinction from Christ College, the honors college at Valpo. While at Valpo, he was active both in the student AMS chapter as well as in leadership of the Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team (VUSIT), serving as director of VUSIT during his senior year. When he's not working or studying, Tony rabidly follows his beloved Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Cubs.

Treasurer: Sarah Stough

Sarah Sarah is a second-year graduate student working for Dr. Carey in evaluating the relationship between lightning activity and severe thunderstorm characteristics. Sarah was born in Alabama, but lived in North Florida through much of her childhood. After graduating from high school, Sarah chose to pursue meteorology in college thanks to a long-time passion for weather and an interest in math. She received her degree from the University of Oklahoma in Meteorology, alongside minor degrees in Geographic Information Science and Mathematics. While Sarah participated in several student organizations in undergrad, she enjoyed gaining leadership experience as a part of the Oklahoma Weather Lab. She looks forward to serving as the treasurer this year, and cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide as always! .


Secretary: Danielle Kozlowski

Danielle Danielle is a second year graduate student working under Dr. Larry Carey, studying the role lightning plays in tornadogenesis. She received her undergraduate degree in Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri in December 2011 along with minors in Mathematics and Geography and a GIS Certificate. Danielle has been involved in the AMS throughout her undergraduate career as well. She served as the Treasurer of the Mizzou’s AMS/NWA Chapter during her sophomore year, Campus Weather Service co-chair during her junior year and President during her senior year. She also serves on two national AMS committees, including the Student Conference Planning Committee (SCPC) for the annual AMS meetings and the Local Chapter Affairs Committee (LCAC). Outside of school, Danielle is a huge sports fan. She loves rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, North Carolina Tarheels and most importantly her alma mater, the Mizzou Tigers!



Webmaster: Traci Fehnel

Traci Traci Fehnel is a second year graduate student working under Dr. Mecikalski researching the impact of assimilating dual pol radar variables into the WRF model on a forecast for a strong winter storm. She grew up in central North Carolina and moved to Columbia, Missouri to study meteorology at the University of Missouri. There, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, a minor in Mathematics, and a GIS certificate. Apart from school, Traci enjoys running, hanging out with her dog Stüve, and crocheting.