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Mish speaking at the Museum of Science. Mish speaking at the Museum of Science in Boston.

Mish is a big supporter of the Big Sister Association. Mish is a big supporter of the Big Sister Association.
Big & Little Sisters
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For many years, I was the only female meteorologist on television in Boston. It was a difficult time for me. I was young and inexperienced and hungry to be a good forecaster. I cannot tell you how many people called me “weather girl”—some newspapers even referred to me as a “weatherman!” Thanks to the thoughtful mentoring of a New England icon, Harvey Leonard, I did improve with time while learning from the best. Today, it gives me great pride to see all the talented female broadcast meteorologists working in Boston. I hope it is an easier ride for them. It has been a pleasure mentoring many students over the years from middle school to graduate school, through personal contact and as part of formal outreach. I look forward to continuing those efforts.


Mish meets with a local student.
Mish meets with a local student interested in weather.

Mish explaining a sunshine recorder.
Mish explaining a sunshine recorder to a group of students.

Mish called a "weatherman" in a local paper.
Mish called a “weatherman” in a local paper.


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