Meet the team

Alexander Massa

Student Research Meteorologist specializing in:

Data Analysis, Forecasting, Instrumentation, and Proposal Writing.

Meteorological Accolades:

  • Millersville University Class of 2023 Meteorology Major

    • Pursuing minors in Mathematics and Environmental Hazards & Emergency Management

  • Lead Forecaster for Millersville University’s Campus Weather Service (CWS)

  • Student Researcher for Millersville StormReady Research Team

  • Student researcher for NASA's IMPACTS Research Project (Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms), 2021-2022

  • Former NCAR Earth System Science Internship (NESSI) Intern (2021)

  • Meteorology Tutor

  • Member of Millersville University's Weather Balloon Launch Team

  • WxChallenge: North American Collegiate Weather Forecasting Competition Category 3: First Place Winner: Kahului (2021)

  • WxChallenge: North American Collegiate Weather Forecasting Competition Category 4: First Place Winner: Minneapolis (2019)


Alex is from Long Valley, NJ. He is involved in meteorology research, and with Millersville’s Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. In 2021, through the NCAR Earth System Science Internship program (NESSI), he completed an internship at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) studying atmospheric rivers and climate change. Alongside a talented group of peers and mentors, Alex is currently involved with a project that is seeking to understand Millersville University’s levels of preparedness during times of high-impact weather events. In his free time, Alex enjoys hiking, gardening, baking, making music, reading, and playing with his two dogs.

As a member of the TILTTING Project, Alex will be an alternate on the Chase Team, as well as helping launch Windsonds with team members, finding target areas for chases, editing and updating the proposal, and reviewing and analyzing datasets.

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