Rebecca Kotten is a Scientist at AvMet Applications, working to provide technical support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NextGen Aviation Weather Division (ANG-C6). She also serves as an Advisor to the US Member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Meteorology Panel, providing support on meteorological information exchange, service development, and requirements integration.
Rebecca received her Master of Science degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, focusing her coursework on Energy Analysis and Policy while also working as a graduate research assistant for the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). Her graduate research involved the use of hyperspectral sounder measurements and retrievals in real-time forecasting applications. Rebecca also earned a B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, which included a Certificate in Environmental Studies and undergraduate research on numerical weather prediction models.
Rebecca discovered her passion for aviation meteorology while working for Southwest Airlines’ Meteorology department after her undergraduate degree. She finds the intersection between aviation and weather to be of great significance to both the scientific community and the general public.