Natalie Hasell is the Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada in Winnipeg, where she has lived for over almost two decades. In this role since early 2011, Natalie Hasell endeavours to inform the general public in Manitoba and the Canadian Prairies about severe weather and what safety precautions to take in advance of and during these events through media interviews and awareness campaigns. Another one of her duties is to keep the emergency and disaster management community up-to-date on weather issues, be it through Flood Forecast Weather Updates, situational briefs or early weather notifications. Natalie also hopes to spend more time training volunteers and members of the emergency and disaster management community to understand and spot high impact weather. Her dedication and interest in the topics of severe weather and emergency management clearly ring true.