Technical Experience 2



Green Power Institute


Denver, CO / Berkeley, CA

Contractor 2005 – 2008, July 2015 - Present

·      Review and evaluate rulemaking proceedings for electric utility compliance with CA GHG reduction and renewable energy integration goals. 

·      Identify loopholes in rulemaking process


Montana State University

Post-doctoral Researcher

Bozeman, MT

2014 – 2015

·      Conducted laboratory and field-based investigations of biogeochemical and geochemical processes occurring in subglacial, microbe-water-rock systems

·      Wrote successful funding applications for metagenomic analyses

·      Directed 3 students in the safe and successful execution of project development, data acquisition, interpretation, reporting and presentation


University of Washington

Research Assistant/Fellow

Seattle, WA

2010 – 2014

·      Laboratory and field based studies of microbe-mineral systems

·      Developed thermodynamic and chemical models to describe surface reactivity (i.e. adsorption), chemical speciation and mineral dissolution rate

·      Experimental work with U and Cd adsorption

·      Wrote successful grant and fellowship applications including NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and ATR-FTIR purchase award

·      Directed 12 students in project development and execution, including data collection, interpretation and dissemination


University of Rochester

Technical Lab Assistant

Rochester, NY

2005 – 2008

·      Researched trace metal loads and sources in water, soil and bone

·      Operated and maintained an ICP-MS and rare gas mass spectrometer


US Forest Service/GSA Geo-corps

Field Hydrologist Intern

Durango, CO     

May – Aug. 2008

·      Surveyed spring locations and flow specifications for USFS water rights claims

·      Experience with landscape interpretation, off-trail navigation and working in small teams