Ada Monzón is the first female meteorologist from Puerto Rico. Currently, she is the Chief Meteorologist for the WIPR-TV (Notiséis 360), Univision Radio (WKAQ 580 am) and Noticel platform. Monzón was the 2018 National Weatherperson of the Year, the top Google search personality in 2017 in Puerto Rico, and is the first broadcaster meteorologist among the Top 100 Meteorology accounts in Twitter (@atmolife). She is also the Founder and President of the EcoExploratorio: Science Museum of Puerto Rico. After earning her master’s in meteorology at Florida State University, Ada Monzón first joined the U.S. National Weather Service Forecast office in San Juan in 1989 as Forecaster and Warning and Preparedness Meteorologist. From 1997 to 2002, he was the Weather Anchor for WIPR-TV, and from 2003 to 2014, she was the Chief Meteorologist of Univision P. R. (WLII-TV) She is the only professional meteorologist with a Master’s degree in Tropical Meteorology in the news media of Puerto Rico. She is also a board member of the Caribbean Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, an affiliate member of the PR NASA Space Grant Consortium, and member of the American Alliance of Museums, National Science Teacher Association and American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, worked with FEMA Division Mitigation and consulting work on hurricane preparedness to businesses and industries. She is continuously giving workshops, courses and talks about meteorology, climate change, science communication and STEM education.
She is the first and only woman that is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Fellow and Certified Broadcaster Meteorologist in Puerto Rico. She is a professional speaker and producer of STEM education programs and disaster mitigation educational campaigns, and is widely recognized for her successful social media networks with over 1,000,000 followers. Her standout service and commitment during 2017 reassured the Commonwealth. She closely followed Irma as it passed near the Caribbean and then provided essential weather information during Hurricane Maria, helping the population prepare and remain calm throughout the most devastating disaster in Puerto Rico’s record. Ada was recognized as the 2018 National Weatherperson of the Year and won the 2019 AMS Award for Broadcast Meteorology. Monzón is the recipient of several awards in her nearly 30 years as a professional meteorologist. Among her awards are: The AMS Award of Broadcast Meteorology, AMS Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award, The Silver Medal of the US Department of Commerce, Distinguished Alumni of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, STAR Award-Univision Television Group, and Recipient of the AMS Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist. Teaching about science is an integral part of her life and family: “We must develop a scientific attitude in life: questioning, analysis, discipline and respect for nature”. , and is a producer of Climate Change, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and hazard mitigation educational campaigns, social media, as well as production of science exhibitions and educational programs for the media and the science museum.