Meet the Spring 2021 Team!


 Ryan DePhillips

Major: Meteorology – Weather Forecasting and Communications

Year: Senior 

Hometown: Old Tappan, NJ

Activities: Campus Weather Service, Weather World, HEAL THON Organization 

Facts: 1) When I was six years old I decided that I wanted to become a weatherman when I watched the coverage of Hurricane Katrina on the Weather Channel. 

2) My favorite sport is baseball and I am one of the most diehard New York Yankees fans out there.

3) I enjoy fishing in Florida, skiiing the the winter, and playing ping-pong year round. 


Salix Iverson

Major: Meteorology – Weather Forecasting and Communications

Minor: Geography

Year: Senior

Hometown: Roseville, MN

Activities: Campus Weather Service (Former President), College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Student Council (Former Treasurer) and THON (Social Media Liaison), Member of both the Penn State Branch of the American Meteorological Society and Chapter of the National Weather Association, Chi Epsilon Pi, Women in Earth and Mineral Sciences, EMS Ambassadors, Weather World Social Media Manager

Facts: 1) My first name is Latin for Willow. 

2) In 2020 I experienced a temperature difference of over 100°F with temperatures 100°+ in Phoenix, AZ and below zero temperatures in Duluth, MN. 

3) During the summer of 2020 I launched weather balloons as a part of my internship. 


 Michael Jablonski

Major: Meteorology - Weather Forecasting & Communications

Year: Junior 

Hometown: Easton, PA 

Fun Facts: 1) My nickname is "Blue J" because I primarily wear blue clothes. 

2) I play acoustic guitar. 

3) I am the President of my dorm building.  


 Joe Ruch

Major: Meteorology – Weather Forecasting and Communications

Minor: Digital Media Trends and Analytics

Year: Junior

Hometown: Garnet Valley, PA

Activities: Part-time ABC27 Meteorologist, Weather World 

Facts: 1) I realized I wanted to pursue a degree in meteorology during the snow bowl (Eagles vs. Lions). 

2) I enjoy spending time in the outdoors (hunting, fishing, etc.). 

3) I am a diehard Philadelphia sports fan.