Dr. Jessica Lundquist grew up in California and spent every summer
hiking in the Sierra Nevada. She received her B.S. in Atmospheric
Science from University of California, Davis in 1999, her M.S. in
Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at U.C.
San Diego in 2000 (with a thesis on coastal fog), and her Ph.D. in
Oceanography from SIO in 2004 (with a dissertation on diurnal cycles
in mountain streamflow). She spent 2 years in Boulder as a CIRES
postdoctoral fellow with the University of Colorado, Boulder and NOAA,
where she finally learned to ski. She began her position as Assistant
Professor at the University of Washington in fall 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. Jessica was awarded the Cryosphere Young Investigator Award from the American Geophysical Union in 2008.
Dr. Lundquist's research focuses on spatial patterns of snow and weather
in the mountains and how those patterns are likely to affect
streamflow and water resources in a changing climate.
In addition to
loving teaching and research, she enjoys hiking, skiing, climbing
trees, jogging around Greenlake, playing the piano, taking her son to the zoo, and petting her
Exciting News! Jessica was awarded the John R. Kiely Endowed Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2012.
Office: 165 Wilcox Hall