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Hello, I'm Claire!

I am a hydrologist and civil engineer. I conduct interdisciplinary research on river systems, water resources management, and capacity building. I aim to improve the connection between academic research and societal application by collaborating with stakeholders and producing "user-ready" research.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Tropical Rivers Lab of Florida International University. As part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists, I am supporting the development of freshwater ecosystem conservation targets for the Amazon River Basin.

I completed my PhD in civil and environmental engineering with an emphasis in hydrology from the University of Washington in August 2020. I am a licensed Professional Engineer and previously worked as a consulting environmental engineer at CH2M (now Jacobs). I hold a Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). I was born and raised in Madera, the heart of California.

I have been a leader of interdisciplinary and action-oriented organizations such as the UW Freshwater Initiative and UCB Engineers Without Borders-USA.

For more information about my research, leadership activities, awards, and more, check out the various links above. If you would like to get in touch, feel free to e-mail me ( Thank you for visiting my website!