Kylie Hoffman is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Demoz Research Group. She received her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from North Carolina State University with minors in Mathematics and Statistics. Kylie is an awardee of the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) grant and was a member of the NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M) Cohort 5. Her current research focuses on nocturnal convection initiation in the Southern Great Plains with a primary focus on convergence boundaries and bore wave dynamics using ground-based remote sensing technologies. Kylie was also a member of the field research team during the Fall 2022 Saharan Dust Aerosol and Ocean Science Expedition (AEROSE) as well as a mentor during the NASA Student Airborne Science Activation (SaSa) program.