‘Being outside of your comfort zone is an opportunity for growth’ — Jaclyn Hill on the Unconventional podcast
For Jaclyn Hill, a 2012 graduate of the Earth and Environmental Science program the movie Twister inspired her love of weather and for now, she hasn’t featured a flying cow in her forecast.
Not everyone gets their “aha” moment of career direction watching a Hollywood blockbuster when they are a kid. For Jaclyn Hill, a 2012 graduate of the Earth and Environmental Science program the movie Twister inspired her love of weather and for now, she hasn’t featured a flying cow in her forecast. In the latest episode of the alumni podcast Unconventional, Jaclyn shares stories about cultivating success by taking risks, pushing your own boundaries, and following your heart, wherever it may lead you.
A self-professed super fan of the movie Twister, Jaclyn and has always been interested in the inner and outer workings of the planet. While at Mac, she was exposed to several career paths and even a post-graduate research opportunity that would allow her to continue work done for an undergraduate thesis without leaving the country. But something just didn’t feel quite right. Taking a leap of faith, Jaclyn moved across the ocean to take a MSc Applied Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham in England. Now, she’s a meteorologist for the Weather Network where she gets to apply her knowledge while chasing storms just like they do in the movies.
McMaster has more than 210,000 alumni living in 140 countries around the world, and they are some of the most amazing people you would ever want to meet. The Unconventional podcast will introduce some of our alumni who are working — in the arts, as cutting-edge entrepreneurs, leading the way in health, education, technology and more — to make our world a brighter place in their own unique way. Download the latest episode, or catch up if you’ve missed one, on Apple, Spotify, or Soundcloud.