Dr. Tamitha Mulligan Skov - WX6SWW
Staff Science Editor
Tamitha Skov received the B.S. degree in physics and physical chemistry, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics and planetary physics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1996, 2000, and 2002, respectively. She held a National Aeronautical and Space Administration Space Grant Fellowship from 1996 to 1999, while with UCLA. In 2004, she joined The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, where she is currently a Research Scientist with the Space Materials Laboratory. Tamitha works primarily in the fields of solar and space physics research and in the testing of spacecraft materials in realistic space radiation environments. She is an instructor at The Aerospace Institute and has served as an audio forensics analyst and instructor for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), funded by the Department of Justice. Her forecasting work as the “Space Weather Woman” is widely known on social media such as You Tube, Twitter, and Facebook. She has been featured in Popular Science Magazine and on television shows for The Weather Channel and The History Channel. She makes regular appearances on TwiT TV for Ham Nation, doing space weather forecasts under her callsign WX6SWW.