My name is Alicia Bentley and I'm currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany. My Ph.D. research focuses on strong extratropical cyclones leading to extreme weather events over central and eastern North America during October-March of 1979-2016. I received a M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany in 2014, as well as a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and minor in Mathematics from the University at Albany in 2011.
  Elizabeth Gray graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy in 2008 and a Masters degree in Philosophy in 2014. In 2010 she founded the Wishi Project, an effort to establish a primary school and provide improved educational opportunities for the children of the indigenous and remote Wishi community in Ecuador. Elizabeth has also served as Assistant Director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at the University at Albany. She is currently the Assistant Dean for the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.                   
  Jennifer Pollard began medical school at Albany Medical College just after graduating from UAlbany in 2013. She is now in her fourth and final year of school and will graduate with her M.D. this spring. After that, Jennifer will start her four-year long residency training in obstetrics and gynecology.
  Jillian Caramanna received two degrees from the University at Albany – a BA in English in 2011 and an MA in Organizational Corporate Communication in 2012. Jillian was a graduate of the Honors College under Professor Jeff Haugaard. Currently, Jillian leads marketing and strategy for GridMarket, a growing Manhattan-based start-up in the clean energy industry. GridMarket is a distributed energy project facilitator, working with large energy consumers to identify cost saving opportunities in their buildings or portfolios, and connecting them with best-fit solution providers to actualize projects. At GridMarket, Jillian is responsible for all marketing efforts, content creation, and event management.