Alicia C Wasula, PhD, CCM Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Meteorology and Hydrology

Specialty Focus: Weather Expert Testimony, Forensic Meteorology, Severe Weather, Weather Radar, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Weather Preparedness, Slip & Fall, Weather Related Accidents, Weather Reconstruction

Education: BS, Atmospheric Science, University of Albany/SUNY; MS, Atmospheric Science, 2001, University of Albany/SUNY; PhD, Atmospheric Science, 2005, University at Albany/SUNY

Years in Practice: 14

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 8


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Dr. Alicia Wasula, President of Shade Tree Meteorology, earned her Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees in Meteorology at the University at Albany and recently earned her CCM as well. She developed a passion for severe weather and traveled to the Great Plains to study it in the field. She spent a summer in Norman, Oklahoma at the National Storm Prediction Center, doing research with Bob Johns, a prominent severe weather scientist. In graduate school, Alicia developed a skill for making difficult meteorological concepts understandable in the classroom. Alicia taught a variety of courses from upper level science to entry level courses for non science majors, earning praise for her communication style. During her post-graduate studies, Alicia continued to work closely with operational forecasters on research projects at the Albany National Weather Service Office and the the Storm Prediction Center on both her Master and Doctoral research projects. Alicia continues her passion for science and clear communication and delivers the real documented scientific facts to clients in terms readily understood by non meteorologists.