Guangyang Fang is a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist at ESSIC/CISESS. He received his M.S. in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M University and his Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics from George Mason University. Guangyang worked as Post Doctoral Associate with ESSIC from October 2018 to February 2020, and he was rehired as Assistant Research Scientist in March 2021. Guangyang is working on DC Lightning Mapping Array (DCLMA) networks and GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) validation. His research interests also include climate predictability, air-sea interaction, global and regional climate change, and climate modeling.