Dr. Elisa Muriilo
Dr. Elisa Murillo is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory within the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with her B.S. in Atmospheric Science, followed by her M.S. and Ph.D. in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. She has mixed indigenous roots that include native Central American (Lenca) and Puerto Rican (Taíno). Her research focuses on better understanding the structure and impacts of very intense and severe storms at the surface and to the stratosphere through remote sensing observations and climate models. She currently serves on the NCAR Postdoc Professional Development Committee, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting Oversight Committee, and the AMS Committee for Hispanic and Latinx Advancement.