Alex Tomoff


Alex Tomoff, from Cleveland, OH, received his B.S. in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State University in 2018 with a minor in Energy, Business, and Finance, and is currently working on his M.S. in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany. His current research focuses on the global circulation response to Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) events of varying phase speeds and how these different extratropical responses can then feedback on the MJO superstructure and propagation. After his masters degree, he would like to apply research and forecasting in a weather risk management framework within the private sector. Beyond research, Alex enjoys participating in outreach activities sponsored by the department. He serves as a tutor for students in the department’s undergraduate program and also helps teach lessons on introductory weather topics at local elementary and high schools. Alex is also a member of the SUNY Albany Club Swim Team and is a theme park enthusiast. Alex has previously served as the treasurer of the Penn State Branch of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. He looks forward to serving the GSA and supporting the entire graduate student community!