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Rebecca Berkoh-Oforiwaa

AIMS Ghana (Ghanaian)

PhD Student

Rebecca is currently a Ph.D. candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse in the Atmospheric Group in the Department of Physics, University of Ghana. Her research primarily focuses on Extreme rainfall variability and teleconnections. Particular interest to her work is understanding the extreme rainfall variability trends and causes over Southern West Africa (SWA) using observational data and regional climate models. Rebecca obtained her MPhil and BSc in Physics from the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology respectively. She was awarded the Dean’s Award of Excellence from the University of Cape Coast for producing an outstanding thesis in the field of study (Physics).

She has an extensive volunteering and leadership track record including;  teaching her students in senior  high school after school session and serving as a judge to the first-ever power-point presentation competition held at the All Nations University – Space Systems Technology Laboratory for Senior High Schools in Ghana.

Upon completion of her PhD research, she would like to obtain a postdoctoral research position in Climate science, and then join an active climate research group as a full-time faculty member working with other professionals to understand the climate in West Africa and its impacts on the environment, agriculture, and any field related to human well-being.

Before the start of her studies at the University of Ghana, she worked for the Adisadel College as a tutor. As part of her leisure activities, she occupies herself with science outreaches. She is a lover of art and nature.

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