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Joseph Trujillo-Falcón

Graduate Research Assistant

Joseph conducts bilingual risk and crisis communication research at the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO), in partnership with the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Under the CIWRO/NSSL Behavioral Insights Unit, he examines how U.S. Spanish speakers receive, understand, and respond to extreme weather and climate hazards. Beyond the research landscape, Joseph is the Chair of the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Committee for Hispanic and Latinx Advancement, a cohort of 65 scientists that elevate the representation of Hispanic and Latinxs in the atmospheric and climate field. In 2022, he was awarded the AMS Award for Early Career Professional Achievement 'for innovative and extensive collaboration in risk communication for Spanish-speaking communities and leadership as an exceptional member across multiple AMS boards and committees. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, where he is also currently finalizing his Ph.D.


Ph.D., Communication, University of Oklahoma, 2024 (Expected)

M.A., Communication, University of Oklahoma, 2021

B.S., Meteorology (Communication Minor), Texas A&M University, 2019

B.A., Spanish, Texas A&M University, 2019


Graduate Research Assistant, CIWRO, NOAA NSSL, and NWS SPC, 2019 – Present

Freelance Meteorologist, MyRadar, ACME AtronOmatic, LLC, 2022 – Present

Bilingual Meteorologist, KTAM 101. FM Radio Alegría, 2017 – 2019