Tracy L. Rowlandson received a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph in 2003 and a M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Meteorology from the University of Guelph in 2006. She completed her Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Meteorology in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University in 2011. She has worked in academia and private industry as an Agricultural Meteorologist, focusing on integrated pest management programs and satellite retrieval of soil moisture and vegetation characteristics.