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A native of the Bay Area, Brian received undergraduate (2005) and master's (2006) degrees from Princeton and Stanford in civil and environmental engineering. Long interested in hydrology, water resources and infrastructure, he worked as an engineer on stormwater and sustainability projects at Hazen and Sawyer in New York City (2006-2010). His work included planning and design of urban stormwater wetlands on Staten Island, N.Y. He received his professional engineering license (Civil, Calif.) in 2009.
In 2010, Brian joined the Mountain Hydrology Research Group as a Ph.D. student under Dr. Jessica Lundquist at the University of Washington. He entered the Ph.D. program to study mountain hydrology and meteorology, in order to better understand the processes that control mountain snowpack and runoff. He is interested in applying this type of research to water supply and flood forecasts in the Western U.S., where mountain snowpack is the dominant source of runoff.
Brian is currently an officer of the UW chapter of the American Water Resources Association, serving as its student liaison to the state organization. He enjoys exploring the recreational and culinary opportunities of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.