Emmanuel Dibia is earning a M.S. in the department of Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at The University of Maryland – College Park and is a Cohort- 2 NCAS-M Fellow. I am interested in the NCAS-M focus area — Process-level Understanding and Enhanced Modeling Capabilities in support of the NCAS-M theme: Interdisciplinary scientific research for building resilient communities against weather extremes. My recent research experience involves evaluating the subseasonal skill of the GEFS model for forecasts of sensible weather variables over CONUS. This project is the primary concern of my NERTO, which is still ongoing. I intend to use what I learn here as a stepping stone for my PhD research which will involve looking at coupled data assimilation.