Kevin Thiel is a Junior Geography-Meteorology Major and Mathematics Minor at Ohio University. He is from Urbana, Ohio, and graduated from Urbana High School in 2014. On campus, Kevin is an active member of the Ohio University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, being elected as the Outreach Chair his Sophomore year, and Chapter President his Junior year. He is also working as the Webmaster for Scalia Lab, where he maintains the lab's website, generates content for the social media pages, and produces forecasts when needed.
Beyond campus, Kevin was selected as NOAA Hollings Scholar (Class of 2018), and will complete a ten-week research project at the National Weather Service office in Miami, Florida this summer. After graduating with his Bachelors in 2018, he would like to attend a graduate program, and is currently looking at Penn State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Oklahoma. His current interests invole research regarding atmospheric electrification within mesoscale convective systems and mesocyclones, along with operational meteorology and forecasting. One day, Kevin hopes to combine his passion for weather and education by becoming a professor at the university level, or working with the National Weather Service.