CERA-Atlantic Storm Surge Web Page: Improvements for 2013 Based on EM Feedback
Jessica Losego has worked extensively with the North Carolina emergency management (EM) community since starting as a meteorologist at the University of North Carolina seven years ago. During this time, she developed and managed the NC-FIRST weather education and information program for EMs in North Carolina. Since it began in 2007, over 1,000 users in the EM community have been trained, and NC-FIRST is now a standard tool used across the state. In addition to NC-FIRST, Jessica now works on the collaborative Weather and Emergency Management project funded by NOAA to learn about the critical decisions and use of weather information by the entire EM community, not just county directors, to help NWS improve decision support. Jessica earned a B.S. in Meteorology from Penn State and a M.S. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. She also has received a graduate certificate from UNC in Disaster Management and Community Preparedness.