WHAS Channel 11 broadcast meteorologist Kristin Walls will be coming to St. Catharine College on April 29 at 4 p.m. to give a one-hour presentation to students in Pettus Auditorium focusing on her lifelong interest in weather, her academic career, how she found her way to a career in broadcast meteorology, and some personal advice on pursuing one’s degree, dreams and career.
All are invited to attend; however, students will be given preference for seats (students, you may want to arrive a little early!).
The dedication of the new Emily W. Hundley Library at 5 p.m. will immediately follow Ms. Walls’ presentation.
The following is Kristin's bio on the WHAS 11 website:
Kristin Walls joined the WHAS11 First Alert Storm Team in June 2011 as the weekend meteorologist. Before coming to WHAS11 News, Kristin was the weekend meteorologist and a weekday reporter at WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio.
While at WTOV, she covered the fourth biggest snowstorm on record in the Ohio Valley. The storm accumulated up to 20 inches of snow over a span of two days.
Kristin grew up in McDonald, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and her master’s degree in atmospheric science from the Ohio State University. Kristin’s thesis focused on how tornadoes and derechos formed in the Ohio Valley since 1950.
She enjoys running, hiking, shopping, traveling, theater and spending time with family and friends. Kristin loves the city of Louisville and is excited to meet a bunch of wonderful new faces.
Founded in the Dominican tradition in 1931 and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Catharine College, a Catholic, Dominican college inspired by its founders, welcomes all to the challenging pursuit of truth, preparing them to become critical thinkers, ethical leaders and engaged citizens.