Monthly Mentor Spotlight
Our October and November 2017 “Mentor in the Spotlight” is Casey Davenport. Casey is an Assistant Professor of Meteorology at UNC Charlotte. Casey’s research centers on better understanding the physical processes within severe thunderstorms and how changes in temperature, moisture, and wind impact storm behavior. She is also an avid reader, and loves spending time in bookstores. Casey loves playing board games with her husband and finds the outdoors very relaxing, whether it’s going for a walk, a hike, or chasing thunderstorms.
Casey’s love for the weather began when she was growing up. She would often watch The Weather Channel to know when thunderstorms would arrive, then go out and sit on her front porch to watch them roll through. Casey excelled in science classes throughout high school, but struggled a bit with the math. This became more of a challenge in college, where she received some of her lowest grades ever in a math course during her first semester. Through hard work, sheer determination, and a lot of help from her peers, her math grades got better every semester. Casey eventually earned a minor in math, along with a B.S. in meteorology, before continuing her studies in graduate school.
Please email Elaine if you would like to get in contact with Casey!
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