Samantha is an Assistant Researcher at the Space Science and Engineering Center. Her research at SSEC primarily comprises the study of surface precipitation 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 analysis 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.