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Wintry Mix in the Central Plains; Powerful Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track from the southern Plains to the Ohio Valley through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible from the central Plains to the central Great Lakes. A significant Pacific storm with high winds, and heavier rain and snow will arrive late Friday through the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Read More >

ITIC-CAR Full Time Staff

  • Christa G. von Hillebrandt-Andrade – M. Sc. Geology, Deputy Director, 2010-present

Student Programs at the ITIC-CAR

 

Student opportunities at the NWS International Tsunami Information Center, Caribbean Office (ITIC-CAR) are vital in enhancing the educational program for those who wish to get hands-on experience in becoming a tsunami scientist, IT officer, or ET/HMT technician.

The NWS ITIC-CAR offers multiple programs and opportunities for students to expand and reach their educational goals. As the job market becomes more competitive, skills obtained through hands-on experience and research will be vital for the future.

 

Current ITIC-CAR Students 

  • Stephanie Soto Ríos (CIMAS), Spring 2022
  • Desiree Bayouth García (Pathways), Summer 2022

                          

 

Former ITIC-CAR Student Volunteers:

  • Alina Nieves (SCEP) 2010-2011; Meteorologist at NWS Corpus Christi

  • Hector M. Crespo Jones (Pathways) 2012-2014; Meteorologist at NWS El Paso

  • Roberto Arias (UPRM Meteorology Internship Program) Summer 2011; Graduate Student at UPRM

  • Natalia Ramírez (UPRM Meteorology Internship Program) Summer 2012; Graduate Student at UPRM

  • Glorianne Rivera (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies) 2014-2015; Graduate Research Assistant at University of Miami

  • Fernanda Ramos Garcés (UPRM COOP program) 2015; Meteorologist at Univision, Houston, T.X.

  • Maya Pincus (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies) 2014-2015; Museum of Natural History, New York

  • Rolf Vieten (UPRM COOP Program) 2015; Seismic Analyst at PRSN

  • Fernando Martinez (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies) Fall 2013-2015; Environmental Protection Specialist at FEMA

  • Jean-Edouard Faucher (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies) Fall 2013-2015; Management Consulting Senior Analyst at Accenture

  • Zamara Fuentes (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies), Fall 2015-2016; Research and Field Assistant at M. Turtle & Associates and Technical Writer/Editor at Aberdeen Proving Group

  • Carlos A. Rivera (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies), Fall 2015-2016; Web Developer at CSC Puerto Rico

  • Gloria Berrios-Rivera (UPRM COOP Program), Summer 2016
  • Kariuska Matos-Horta (UPRM COOP Program) - Summer 2016; Meteorologist at Univision Communications
  • Gwendelyn Monge (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies), Fall 2014-Fall 2015 / Summer 2016-2017; Graduate Student at UPRM
  • Elimar Torres (UPRM COOP Program), Winter - Summer 2017; Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M University
  • Giovanni Guzmán (UPRM COOP Program), Winter - Summer 2017; Finalized internship at the Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Eduardo Santiago (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies) Fall 2016-2017; Co-Founder Visionary at Idea Platform
  • Pedro Matos (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies), Spring 2016 / Fall 2016-2017; PhD at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Cherrymar Reyes (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies), Summer 2015-2016 / Fall 2016-2017; Graduate student at UPRM

  • Athena Español de la Cruz (UPRM COOP Program), Fall 2017 – Winter 2017; Environmental Specialist at Maine Department of Environmental Protection

  • Mariana Olivencia Feliu (UPRM COOP Program), Fall 2017 – Winter 2017; Research Assistant in the area of analysis and processing of geophysical data at PRSN

  • Carlos Iturrino García (CREST), Summer 2019; PhD Student at Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italia

  • Carolina Hincapié-Cárdenas (NOAA/NWS Student Trainee) Winter 2018 - Autumn 2019; Oceanographer at ITIC

  • Josué Aceituno Díaz (NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies) Winter 2019 - Winter 2020; Soil Scientist at USDA California

  • Karina Tañón (UPRM COOP Program, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies) Summer 2019 - Spring 2020; Electrical Engineer at Boeing

  • Anna Grimes (NOAA Pathways), Summer 2020 - Autumn 2020; Hydrologist at USGS

  • Jazar Abuellouf Amin (CIMAS), Winter 2017 - Winter 2020; Electric Engineer at LUMA

  • Luis Espada Rivera (CIMAS), Winter 2020 - Winter 2021; Graduate Student at UPRM

  • Marcos Joel Gónzalez Ramos (CIMAS), Autumn 2019 - Spring 2021

  • Laura Bayona-Roman (NERTO), Summer 2021; Graduate Student at UMBC

  • Dariel J. Carrion Rivera (CIMAS), Fall 2021 - Spring 2022; ABARCA Health 

  • Wendy Prudencio (NERTO), Summer 2022; PhD Student at UMBC 

If you have any questions regarding these and other opportunities, please contact the manager, at christa.vonh@noaa.gov.

 

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International Tsunami Information Center, Caribbean Office
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259 Boulevard Alfonso Valdés
Mayagüez, PR 00680
Tel. 787-833-8433, 787-265-5452
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