A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Nyasha Dunkley

Nyasha Dunkley is the Deputy State Climatologist for the State of Georgia. She has worked for the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources since 2002 as a Meteorologist and Air Quality Forecaster within the Air Protection Branch. In that capacity, she analyzes meteorological surface and upper air data, numerical weather models, satellite imagery and radar, to prepare air quality forecasts for cities across the state. 
 
She is a graduate of Georgia Tech with an M.S. degree in Earth & Atmospheric Science and Oakwood University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Physics. Her graduate research specifically focused on the correlation between the El Nino­ Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and ozone within the troposphere. Her previous work at CNN and NASA Langley Research Center demonstrated her ability to effectively communicate difficult scientific concepts in a simple manner. 
 
Nyasha is also an adjunct professor teaching at Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College.