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WDT Employee Spotlight - Elizabeth Davidson

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 20, 2016 12:03:45 PM

Name: Elizabeth DavidsonElizabeth Davidson
Current Position: SkyWise Product Manager
Degree: BS and MS in Meteorology


What type of work do you perform?

As Product Manager, I ensure our SkyWise products meet the needs of our clients. SkyWise is our Weather as a Service® platform, through which we serve out data to clients that need high quality weather information for their operations. I coordinate the roadmap and vision for our SkyWise products, working with our sales team and clients, as well as our development teams, to reach our product goals.


What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

I really enjoying getting to work with all aspects of the product, from development to the end user. I also enjoy working with lots of different people, both internally at WDT and externally. We have such a diverse client base that I get to work with everyone from app developers to agronomists.


Before working at WDT, what was the most unusual or interesting job you had?

In grad school, I was part of a field project investigating the impact of thunderstorms on atmospheric composition and chemistry. It was a coordinated effort between instrumented aircraft and ground-based observations. I helped operate a mobile radar, scanning storms in Oklahoma, west Texas, and Colorado.


Mobile Radar


What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy being active; playing softball, running, and walking my dog. I also enjoy watching and attending sporting events. My husband and I are OU football season ticket holders and have been to over 60 games together throughout the last 9 seasons. Traveling is another one of my passions. In college, I participated in two study abroad programs. I spent a month in Spain and a semester in Australia. My most recent international trip was to Italy last spring.


Vernazza in Cinque Terre, Italy


What have you always wanted to try, but never did?

I have always wanted to run a marathon. Maybe one of these days…