Matthew E. Cappucci

Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology (I was a little department of one, but I created my own program from scratch)

Harvard University

Professional Experience

Currently The Washington Post

July 22, 2019 – Current

Digital meteorologist, development of webshow

Arctic Research Assistant       U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy

August 2018​

Newspaper Author

The Washington Post

June 2016 – Current


Magazine Story Writer

Science News for Students

August 2017 – Current


Freelance Writer


August 2017 – Current


Tour Guide/Lecturer

Trademark Tours; Harvard Univ.

June 2017 – Current


Intern Weather Producer 

The Weather Channel

June/July 2018

Newspaper Author

The Barnstable Patriot

October 2013 – Current



The Old Farmer's Almanac

June - August 2015


Newspaper Author

The Old Colony Memorial

October 2012 – Current


Freelance Field Reporter


January 2016 


Lecturer – China

Shinyway International

February 2018 – Current

Motivational Speaker

Grades 3-12/College

International Lecturer

All grades; ​


Grades 3-12/College

English/Language Arts

Latin I, II

Spanish I, II, III, literature

Elementary math, algebra I, II, trigonometry, calculus I, II, III/multivariable

Physics AP/IB

June 2016 – Current



English – Native

Spanish – Fluent

Latin – Well I won't be a priest, so I guess I don't have to worry about speaking it... but I can teach it!


Tech Skills

C/C++ basic coding

MatLab proficiency

No Python, because I'm afraid of snakes

All Microsoft Office/Apple Numbers/Pages/Keynote

Video Editing


2010 - present
2010 - present
2015 Coca-Cola Scholar
2015 AXA Achiever
2015 Henry David Thoreau Foundation Awardee
2015 Elks National Scholars Awardee

Harvard Prize Book Award


Awarded to student in top 5% of graduating class who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and dedication, coupled with high achievement in other fields.


Kurt Giessler Foundation for Youth Achievement

Ambition Grant

Awarded $2,100.00 grant to fund research work on outflow-boundary-related waterspouts (formative processes, risk mitigation, and impact on public safety.)


National Merit Letter of Commendation


Massachusetts State Governor’s “Project 351”


Not only invited to participate as town-level ambassador of volunteerism; one of two selected statewide to deliver press release alognside Mass. State Governor Deval L. Patrick in December, 2010.


Khols ® Cares for Kids Scholarship Program

Store-level winner

Selected for exceptional volunteer work and contribution to community


President’s Volunteer Service Award


John F. Kennedy ‘Make a Difference Award’

Presented at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to 100 students across state of Massachusetts for making a significant and positive impact to community.


American Cancer Society

2011 Bridgewater-Rayham Relay for Life

Keynote Speaker

Invited Keynote Speaker to discuss past volunteerism through the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer research.


St. Bonaventure (Church)

Youth Lector

Youth Lector (responsible for delivering gospel readings suring Sunday masses).


St. Bonaventure (Church)

Third Grade Religious Education Teacher

Teaching third grade Religious Education & Vacation Bible School (Volunteer) for 6 years.


American Meteorological Society

41st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, Nashville, TN. 25 June 2013

Invited presenter; abstract on “Outflow-Boundary Related Waterspouts: Forecasting Tecniques, Advanced Warning, and Impact on Public Safety” accepted for presentation. Youngest-ever presenter at any American Meteorological Society (AMS) conference. Presentation also delivered to AMS 2nd Conference on Weather Warnings. Has changed way that National Weather Service deliers severe weather warnings, making a positive impact on public safety.


American Meteorological Society

42nd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, Olympic Valley, CA. 18 June 2014

Presenter of two 30-minute lectures; first entitled “Recent New England Weather Extremes”, second addressing severe weather warning system and potential improvements on public safety: “Cookie-Cutter Warnings: The Discontinuities of Traditional Weather Warning Systems”. Student volunteer at conference.


Valedictorian/International Baccalaureate Diploma

Sturgis Charter Public School– #1 public school in Massachusetts, #19 in the nation

American Meteorological Society

43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, Raleigh, NC. 12 June 2015

Presenter of two 15-minute lectures. The first could lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the nature of hurricanes, in which it was found that stronger hurricanes tend to make landfall closer to high tide. The second investigated severe weather warnings and our reactions/response to the data presented in them.

Mike Wallace Award

National News and Documentary Emmys, New York City, September  29, 2015

Delivered speech expressing gratitude towards the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

American Meteorological Society

44rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, Austin, TX. 18 June 2016

Presenter of two 15-minute lectures. The first discussed the potential for hurricanes to severely affect Cape Cod and its vulnerable economy in the coming years. The second was a thought-provoking interactive lecture analyzing the role of language confusion and ambiguity during the Joplin, MO. tornado in 2011.

American Meteorological Society

2016-2017 Academic Year Board Member

Broadcast Meteorology Board

Harvard College Cumulative Transcript
High School Transcript

© 2015 by Matthew Cappucci. Image courtesy Jenine Dobratz.