Marla Meehl is the Head of the Networking and Telecommunication Services at UCAR, with 26+ years of experience managing budgets, staff, and multiple large-scale networking projects that support the scientists and staff who utilize the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) computational and data resources and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) enterprise services. Meehl has managed the FRGP for over 24 years. Meehl serves on the Board of Directors for The Quilt, Internet2 (I2), and CENIC and is an active participant in Research and Education Network (REN) leadership and representation. Meehl is the Secretary for the Western Regional Network (WRN). Meehl is the lead of the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) project to increase diversity in information technology.
She graduated from Navajo Technical University (NTU), with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Information Technology. As IT Customer Service, she attends to technical issues as they arrive. From software and hardware issues, to share point, server, networking, patch cables, phone and/or printer issues. Also, she enjoyed her previous position as NTU Ke’yah Advance Rural Manufacturing Alliance (KARMA) Outreach Coordinator, introducing Advance Manufacturing and Engineering prospects to K-12 students.
She enjoys helping people with resolving their tech issues, especially native tribe, when they struggle with learning new technology. She has over twenty years customer experience. She has learned to be patient, to listen and assist as much as she can, or help with questions and answers. She feels right at home with her job and her position as an NTU IT Advisory Vice Chairperson.