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Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain in the South; Another Pacific Storm Moves into the West

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible across parts of the Southern Plains into the lower Mississippi Valley. Locally heavy rain will impact the central Gulf Coast. Another Pacific storm will produce moderate to heavy precipitation amounts into northern California and southwestern Oregon. Read More >

ITIC-CAR Full Time Staff

  • Christa G. von Hillebrandt-Andrade – M. Sc. Geology, Manager of ITIC-CAR, 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 (CIMAS), Fall 2022
  • Cesar Rodriguez Feliciano (CIMAS), Spring 2023
  • Jelis Sostre Cortés (CIMAS), Spring 2023

                          

 

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; Meteorologist, NWS San Juan

  • 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 - Fall 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 - Fall 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), Fall 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
c/o Puerto Rico Seismic Network
Building D
259 Boulevard Alfonso Valdés
Mayagüez, PR 00680
Tel. 787-833-8433, 787-265-5452
Fax. 787-265-1684