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Throughout the hurricane season, we’re grateful to those who keep us informed and safe. This National Hispanic Heritage Month, Liberty Science Center celebrates bilingual meteorologist Hilda Estevez. Viewers of News 12 Networks are familiar with her weather forecasts and news. Now, she is headed to ABC News as a weather producer!
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Estevez was always curious about the weather as a child. She even pretended to be a television meteorologist! Estevez pursued her passion for the sciences, acquiring her degree in Applied Meteorology with a concentration in Broadcasting Media and a minor in Air Traffic Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
In her career as a meteorologist, Estevez keeps the public informed about weather-related conditions throughout the country. She utilizes scientific principles to explain, observe, and forecast the Earth’s atmospheric phenomena to notify viewers of how the weather will affect their day.
“I think weather has always interested me, because it’s ever-changing and it’s so fluid,” says Estevez in an interview with LSC. “I find that so interesting! It’s very rare for there to be the exact same weather conditions.
“We’re constantly learning about the science and the evolution of climate patterns, and I find that super exciting.”
Although a major part of her job is informing viewers about severe weather, Estevez considers it just as important when she talks about the clear, sunny days. “It’s good to give a positive note for someone planning, say, an outdoor event,” she says. “It’s important to give great information and make somebody happy.”
We’re also proud to say that Estevez spent several years of her career on the Liberty Science Center team! From 2013 through 2017, she presented science content to the public as an Interpretation Associate and later developed programs and educated students of all ages on science topics as a STEM Enrichment Specialist.
Click here to learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month.