Kristen Van Valkenburg


I give significant credit to being born and raised in Colorado for my love of the outdoors and the environment. I completed my undergraduate studies in Environmental Systems Science with minors in Math, Honors, and Geography at the University of Wyoming. At UW I had the opportunity to perform undergraduate research alongside Dr. Zachary Lebo running a parcel model to look at mixed-phase cloud growth. I also had the opportunity to participate in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Texas A&M University in the Department of Atmospheric Science. My research at CSU entails running the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) to determine the impact of rain drop size diameter assumptions on cloud processes and precipitation within the model. Beyond my studies I enjoy hiking, camping, snowboarding, and just about anything else outside.


BS - Environmental Systems Science with minors in Math, Honors, and Geography from the University of Wyoming, Fall 2018.

Conference Presentations

Tucker, K.,., JE. Wilbourn , C. Ot, A. Alsante, J. Mirrieless, L.M. Russel, G. Saliba, S.D. Brooks, Ice Nucleation Measurements and Parameterizations. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 10-14, 2018, Washington D.C.


Assistantship, 98th AMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 7-11, 2017.

Research Experience for Undergraduates, Texas A&M University Department of Atmospheric Science, May-July, 2018.

Convective Field Experience, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Texas A&M University. June 15-20, 2018.

Last Updated: 03/19