Dr. Annareli Morales is a first-generation, Mexican-American, female scientist raised in a low-income, single-parent home in Cicero, IL. She earned her atmospheric science degrees from the University of Illinois (B.S. 2012), Colorado State University (M.S. 2014), and the University of Michigan (PhD 2019). She performs research on precipitation over mountains and the physical processes involved with cloud and precipitation development using numerical modeling and observational datasets. In addition to physical science research, Annareli is passionate about diversity, inclusion, science communication, and public outreach. She is currently an Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where she is exploring best practices for visual science communication for Spanish-speaking adults and the large-scale patterns associated with extreme wind events in the Colorado Front Range.