Dr. Jennifer “Jinni” Meehan
National Space Weather Program Manager for the Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
National Weather Service (NWS)
Dr. Jennifer “Jinni” Meehan is the National Space Weather Program Manager for the Analyze, Forecast and Support Office at National Weather Service (NWS) headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Jinni manages one of the 11 service programs of the NWS, space weather, and provides the coordinate needed within NOAA and across the federal government to ensure a Space-Weather-Ready Nation. Jinni works with NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center on issues related to global, national, regional, and local policy, products, and services to leverage resources and support forecast consistency. She also leads a service product team that evaluates the field requirements that impact the way NWS communicates space weather information to core partners, the space weather enterprise, and the general public. She serves as a member of several teams, committees, review panels, and interagency technical committees as well as the Assistant Executive Secretary that manages all activity within the White House Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation (SWORM) Interagency Working Group. With the recent passage (2020) of the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act, Jinni is helping to lead NOAA’s mandated responsibilities. She was recently appointed as the Designated Federal Officer of the PROSWIFT Act directed Space Weather Advisory Group.
Prior to joining the NWS, Jinni served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Air Force Institute of Technology located at Wright Patterson, AFB in Dayton, OH. Jinni earned her Ph.D in Physics from Utah State University in 2017 and holds a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Start Here For Space: Solar Winds, Flares Drive Weather in Space
Originally aired: July 13, 2021