Olivia Kellner joined the MRCC in late fall 2014 as a Visiting Climatologist, while completing her PhD dissertation as a doctoral student at Purdue University. Olivia obtained her BS in Geography – Operational Meteorology and Climatology (Professional Track) from Ball State University in 2008 and her MS in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University in August 2011.
Professional experience includes working as a SCEP (Student Career Experience Program) and Meteorologist Intern at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis and Milwaukee, and serving as a Staff Scientist at Lee and Ryan, and environmental consulting firm, in the environmental department.
While pursuing her PhD at Purdue, Olivia served as a Climate Specialist/ Assistant Climatologist at the Indiana State Climate Office.
Academic research includes land-surface interactions and feedbacks to weather and climate across spatial and temporal scales. Additional research interests include mesoscale convection, applied climatology, remote sensing, and GIS.
Mesoscale convection, applied climatology, remote sensing, and GIS
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University
M.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University
B.S., Geography-Operational Meteorology and Climatology, Ball State University