Will Miller, a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist at ESSIC, is also affiliated with NOAA's Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) division. His research interests include both advancing our fundamental understanding of atmospheric dynamic and thermodynamic processes important to severe convective-scale and mesoscale weather phenomena - particularly tropical cyclones (TCs) - as well as the improvement of numerical weather prediction (NWP) model TC forecast accuracy. Will's current work focuses on evaluating how Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) radio occultation (RO) observation profile data assimilation into global and regional NWP models impacts their TC forecasts. Additionally, he collaborates with other NOAA research groups on efforts to improve the GNSS RO observation data assimilation algorithms in NOAA's NWP models. Will graduated from the University of Virginia in 2004 with a BS in Chemistry. Following a tour serving in the US Navy as a Nuclear Trained Officer, Will decided to pursue his lifelong interest in meteorology and enrolled in the University of Maryland's Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOSC) MS/PhD program. He received his MS in 2015 and PhD in 2019. After a 1-year postdoctoral research appointment at the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Will returned to the University of Maryland to join ESSIC/CISESS.