A native of Nebraska, Dr. Martha Shulski serves as the State Climatologist and is an Associate Professor of Applied Climate Science in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She directs the Nebraska State Climate Office, which operates the Nebraska Mesonet – a state weather monitoring program with 70 research-grade observing stations across the state.
Shulski has degrees in meteorology, agricultural meteorology and soil science. She joined UNL in 2009 and has 18 years of experience in the areas of applied climatology, weather and climate monitoring, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement. Martha was one of the contributing authors on the Fourth National Climate Assessment released in 2018. Her work has taken her to remote Alaska villages but now she is glad to call Nebraska home.