Tanya Brown

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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Research Engineer, StickNet team 1 navigator, Media liason
Location Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Introduction I am from Fayetteville, NC. I received a B.S. in Atmospheric Science in 2004, and a M.S. in Water Resources Science in 2006, both from the University of Kansas. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Wind Science and Engineering at Texas Tech University. I am currently employed by the Institute for Business and Home Safety in Richburg, SC, studying natural hazards and mitigation techniques. My primary research interests include remote-sensing damage detection, ground-based windstorm damage surveys, the use of the EF Scale, and hail impact testing. I am a seasoned damage investigator, completing damage surveys for numerous windstorms and for a wind-driven wildfire. I have participated in TTU field research efforts during Project MOBILE 2007-2008 and VORTEX2 2009-2010 and I am a member of the Texas Tech University Hurricane Research Team (TTUHRT), making StickNet deployments during the 2008-2009 Atlantic Hurricane Seasons. I have recently been appointed to the research faculty at TTU to continue my work with TTUHRT and I also serve as the “unofficial” media liaison for TTUHRT and the TTU VORTEX2 team.
Interests Cooking, Painting, Reading, Traveling, Scuba Diving, Going to the beach, Tennis, Wii
Favorite Movies The Goonies, The Notebook, Pirates of the Caribbean, Man on Fire, National Treasure, 10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite Music Shwayze, Tim McGraw, Tegan & Sara, Yellowcard, Nelly Furtado, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Artificial Joy Club, Black-Eyed Peas, Brad Paisley, Daniel Beddingfield, Garbage, George Strait, Bowling for Soup, Kenny Chesney, Nelly, Nine Days, Gym Class Heroes, and I really love movie soundtracks
Favorite Books Anything by Nicholas Sparks, Sophie Kinsella, or John Grisham, All Harry Potter books, "Alex Cross" series by James Patterson, "Something Borrowed", "Something Blue"