Sunday, September 14, 2014

National Drought Mitigation Center

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Crystal Bergman, Graduate Research Assistant

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e-mail: crystal.bergman@huskers.unl.edu
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Crystal graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University (WKU) in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in geography with an emphasis on meteorology-climatology and a minor in religious studies. She also graduated from the WKU Honors Program and completed an undergraduate honors thesis titled "The National Weather Service's Polygon Method: Warning Dissemination of the Future." She continued her education at WKU and graduated in 2009 with a Master of Science degree in geosciences and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Her master's thesis is titled "A Survey of Drought Impacts and Mitigation Planning in Kentucky." She is continuing her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) by working on a Ph.D. in natural resource sciences with a specialization in climate assessment and impacts, and she has a research assistantship working for the National Drought Mitigation Center. Crystal is a Ph.D. candidate and is currently working on her dissertation that involves an analysis of drought planning for watersheds and hydrologic basins.

Crystal was a graduate teaching associate at WKU for two semesters and taught Introduction to Meteorology. She was then employed as a visiting instructor for two semesters and taught Introduction to Meteorology and World Regional Geography. At UNL, Crystal was a teaching assistant for two semesters for the course Earth’s Natural Resources System and one semester for the course Applied Climate Sciences. She was also the instructor for the ACE 9 course Climate in Crisis during Spring 2012. 

Crystal has attended and presented at a number of professional meetings throughout her academic career, including meetings of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association, the Association of American Geographers, the Kentucky Academy of Science, the Nebraska Academy of Science, and the Geological Society of America. She has also assisted the National Drought Mitigation Center with drought workshops in Memphis and Chicago. 

She was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky, then moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to attend college. She is a die-hard University of Kentucky basketball fan and enjoys traveling, storm chasing, bowling, and playing with her beagle, Ripley.

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