Ada
Monzon
Puerto Rico
Founding Member
My story

Ada Monzón is from Puerto Rico. She is the first female meteorologist from Puerto Rico. And she is the first and only woman that is an American Meteorological Society Fellow and Certified Broadcaster Meteorologist in Latin America. She is also the Founder and President of the Eco Exploratorio: Science Museum of Puerto Rico, and is a producer of disaster mitigation educational campaigns (STEM).
Currently, she is the meteorologist for Univision Radio (WKAQ 580 am) and lenteviral.com.

From 2003 to 2014, she was the Chief Meteorologist of Univision P. R. (WLII-TV). She is also a board member of the Caribbean Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, an affiliate member of the PR NASA Space Grant Consortium, and member of the American Alliance of Museums, National Science Teacher Association and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Her professional career began as a meteorologist at the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) as a Forecaster and Warning and Preparedness Meteorologist. She was a Professor at the UPR, Río Piedras, worked with FEMA Division Mitigation and consulting work on hurricane preparedness to businesses and industries, and is continuously giving workshops, courses and talks about meteorology, climate change, scientific communication and STEM education. Monzón is also the recipient of several awards in her 28 years as a professional meteorologist. Among her awards are: The AMS Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award, The Silver Medal of the US Department of Commerce, Distinguished Alumni of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, STAR Award-Univision Television Group, and Recipient of the AMS Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist.

Teaching about science is an integral part of her life and family: "We must develop a scientific attitude in life: questioning, analysis, discipline and respect for nature".