Texas A&M University, Bachelors of Science in Meteorology
Lauren Bostwick grew up in the small town of Aledo, Texas. Her interests have always involved sports, science, and of course, the weather! After interning at KBTX in College Station, she graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Meteorology. During her time at Texas A&M she became efficient in many areas of meteorology such as analyzing the radar, detecting severe weather, and forecasting for different regions. Straight out of college, Lauren started her career as a Weekend Meteorologist and Multimedia Journalist at CBS7 in Odessa, Texas. Due to the large coverage area, she was responsible for forecasting for many types of terrain stretching from the Big Bend National Park to southeastern New Mexico. She has experienced reporting on a variety of severe weather events, such as tornadoes, disastrous flooding events, and the devastating February 2021 winter storm. Lauren is thrilled to be a part of the WeatherNation team. Say howdy to Lauren on Twitter and Facebook!
Q&A with Lauren Bostwick
What inspired you to become a meteorologist?
Freshman year of college is when I truly established that I wanted to become a meteorologist. Starting college as a business major, I found myself motivated and passionate for one class in particular, Atmospheric Science. Inspired, I changed majors and transferred to Texas A&M to join one of the most prestigious undergraduate meteorology schools in the country. Since then, interest blossomed into passion, which then became my career.
What is your most memorable weather experience?
Growing up in Texas, I have always been interested watching the weather develop and unfold. My most memorable weather experience was in the year 2000. I witnessed a tornado when it tore through the city of Fort Worth. It truly was an eye-opening experience!
Outside of weather, what are your hobbies and interests?
In my spare time, I love taking long walks with my Corgi, his name is Chip. I also enjoy shopping, traveling, and sporting events…Gig’em!
Besides your parents, who has influenced you the most in your life?
I have had many mentors in my life who have influenced me to strive to be the best that I can be. I am thankful for all of my friends, family, and coworkers who have taught me so much throughout my life. It is incredibly humbling to have a network of supporters who have helped shape my life and career!
What is a little known fact about you?
I am a proud 8th generation Texan!
What are your hopes and dreams for the profession of weather?
On a personal level, I hope to inspire young people to consider meteorology as a profession. On a broad scale, I hope our industry continues to grow and improve the technology to become more accurate, especially during severe weather.