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Hi, I'm Sydney! I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where my fascination with hurricanes and severe weather began. Learning how to read the radar to anticipate what was coming during a hurricane lessened my anxiety as the storms approached throughout my life living in Baton Rouge.
I am a senior at Louisiana State University pursuing a BS in Geography with a concentration in Disaster Science and Management. I am a meteorology intern at WAFB-TV, where I am practicing communicating the weather and making creative and informative graphics on Max Storm software. I also hold a position at Tiger-TV, LSU's student-run news station, where I present the weather forecast for the Tiger-TV Tailgate show and Tuesday Newsbeat show. I plan on attending graduate school to further advance my career to become a broadcast meteorologist.
I am certified in many FEMA independent study courses, such as Hurricane, Flood, and Tornado Mitigation. I am registered as a disaster cycle services volunteer with the American Red Cross and will serve as a need-basis for large-scale disasters.
Broadcast Meteorology | Geography | Disaster Science & Management