Kyungmin Sung successfully defended her PhD dissertation earlier this month. The title of her dissertation was Modeling Multi-centennial Nonstationary Variability in Meteorological Drought and Pluvials: Linking Paleoclimate, Observations, and Future Projections. Kay has been working in the Stagge Hydrology Lab with her advisor, Jim Stagge, assistant professor in the department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University and a Principal Investigator at Byrd Center. Kay recently published a first author paper titled Non-linear seasonal and long-term trends in a 20th century meteorological drought index across the continental US in the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS’s) Journal of Climate. She also co-authored a paper titled A Nonstationary Standardized Precipitation Index (NSPI) Using Bayesian Splines, published in the AMS’s Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. Kay also presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2021 (Assessing decadal to centennial scale nonstationary variability of meteorological drought trends) and at the American Meteorological Society’s 34th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences in June 2021 (Bayesian Approach for Capturing Seasonally Dependent Long-Term Trends in Meteorological Drought Under a Non-Stationary Climate). Kay has several papers in review. She plans to continue her work here at Ohio State as a post-doctoral scholar in the Stagge Hydrology Lab.