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Zach Krauss, M.S.

Zach Krauss, MS

Research to Operations Communications Director

Zach holds a Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications (Environmental Earth Systems Management Concentration) from Millersville University and a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University. While at Millersville, Zach served as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Education Foundations department working on an NSF to develop a career-oriented middle school watershed sustainability curriculum. Zach’s passion for education and outreach stretches back to his years as The Weather Wizard and Education & Outreach Chair for the Cornell Chapter of the American Meteorological society, visiting over 40 classrooms to teach about weather and physical sciences. Zach is also Owner & Chief Meteorologist of SWCT/NY Weather LLC, a hyperlocal weather forecasting and consulting firm based in New York which focuses on translating forecasts into actionable decision support. 

At AWI, Zach puts his inter-/transdisciplinary background to use leading the communication of the diverse cutting-edge water research conducted at UA, with a goal of translating research for use in industry and operations. In his free time, Zach loves to travel—exploring nature, attending concerts, and trying new foods—as well as keep in touch with his family in New York and girlfriend in Pennsylvania.