Homepage of Tanya Peevey
You can do anything you want, the question is, what do you want to do. - Me
Hi there. I'm a Research Scientist at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). The group I am in, Global Observing Systems Analysis (GOSA) Group, is new and is housed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, CO. Thus far my research has focused on understanding the exchange between the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS region). However, now I am working Dr. Lidia Cucurull on the evaluation of current and proposed observing systems through an analysis of their impact on the predictability on numerical weather systems (NWSs) through Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) and/or Observing System Experiments (OSEs). For more details on my various research interests click on 'Research'.
Other pursuits of mine include the intersection of science and politics, science policy. I have, over my graduate career, gained a more than fleeting interest in how science is turned into or not turned into government policies which are of interest to the public. To further educate myself on this subject I have taken a few science policy classes at CU and have been involved in the student government. There I was tasked with representing graduate student interests in a predominantly undergraduate board. That allowed me to glimpse what politics in D.C., the big leagues, would be like. That, in addition to learning how science is supplied to congressman and what other fields think about science through science policy classes, has greatly peaked my interest in this area. For more information on my interests in science policy, along with other academic interests outside my research, click on 'Academic'.
Now a little bit of personal information. I am originally from Wasilla, Alaska, but always wanted to travel and try different places. So after high school I moved to Dallas, TX, just to move and try something new. Worked a bit then decided to go to school, so I completed a bachelor's degree in physics at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Well, needless to say, I got restless again, so decided to go someplace new for graduate school. I had a few options for graduate school, but the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) won out for many reasons, one of which was the mountains! For more information about my various travels, interests, cool websites, pics, etc .... click on the 'Personal Page' link.
Lastly, the websites listed on the right represent a small amount of the links I've aquired over the years and websites which might be of more general interest. To find a more extensive list of websites, either of personal or professional interest, please look at the other pages listed in the left column of this page.