Samantha is an Assistant Research at the Space Science and Engineering Center. Her research at SSEC primarily comprises the study of surface preciptiation from satellites. Though her interests are many and varied, she has always been fascinated by all kinds of precipitation and its effects on nature and society. Her love of statistics means that she most enjoys the data anlysis part of her work. She earned her Master's in Atmospheric Science from the University of Michigan in 2014, and her Bachelor's in Meteorology from Iowa State University in 2012. In addition to research, she participates actively in the American Meteorological Society through the Board for Early Career Professionals; she also manages an online column for the American Institute of Physics called "Down to Earth", featuring articles from atmospheric science graduate students.