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Congratulations to Carl Adams of DWQ. He was nominated by peers, and celebrated with peers, as the 2016 Watershed Steward of the Year!

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Tuesday, November 15 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Poster Session

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Dedicated poster session where presenters will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their posters.


Shoeleh Assemi

President, Imessa Research LLC

Marina Astin

Educator, Tracy Aviary
Marina Astin is an educator at Tracy Aviary. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science. As an intern at Tracy Aviary she was introduced to environmental education. Marina works with Tracy Aviary’s Nature in the City program, providing fun, educational activities to get families outdoors exploring nature. She has especially loved getting to explore Salt Lake’s river and streams.

Lynette Brooks

Hydrologist, USGS Utah Water Science Center
Lynette Brooks, PE, has a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and has been a hydrologist with the USGS for 28 years. In that time, she has been part of 10 hydrologic studies of Utah valleys and the Great Basin carbonate and alluvial aquifer system, which covers an area of about 110,000 square miles. She has completed or is currently working on a total of 8 groundwater modelling projects in support of those studies.

Eddy Cadet

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Eddy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Science at UVU. He started at UVU (formerly UVSC) in 1993. Eddy specializes in teaching Introduction to Environmental Health, Occupational Worker Safety, Hazardous Materials and Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials Regulations, Environmental Toxicology, Resource Conservation and Recovery, Site Investigation, Landuse Planning, Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Management.

Cynthia Elliott

Undergraduate Student, Weber State University
Cynthia Elliott is an undergraduate student, studying Geography at Weber State University. Her love for the earth was brought out as a 4th grader in Southern California, when her class went for a week long science field-trip in the mountains to learn about ecosystems. She loves learning about weather and climates, rocks and minerals, ecosystems, art, music, and statistics. Cynthia plans on applying for graduate school in the near future. When she... Read More →

Arthur Evensen

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Utah Valley University
Undergraduate research assistant working under the mentorship and supervision of Dr. Eddy Cadet, PhD
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Rachel Gabor

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Utah
Rachel Gabor is a postdoctoral research fellow with iUTAH at the University of Utah. She studies the hydrology and biogeochemistry of watersheds and is currently focused on understanding how urban systems impact water quality.

Andrew Gelderloos

Graduate Student, University of Utah
Andrew Gelderloos is a master’s student studying water resources in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah. His research seeks to understand climate and landscape interactions that influence partitioning of precipitation in seasonally snow dominated watersheds in order to understand watershed sensitivity to future climate change and water supply demands.

Ramesh Goel

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Dr. Ramesh Goel is an associate professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. He obtained his PhD from South Carolina and post doctoral training form the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a visiting professor at EAWAG aquatic institute in Switzerland. He is currently serving as an associate editor of Water Research and Water Environment Research
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Brittany Van Grouw

Graduate Student, University of Utah
Brittany is a Master's student under Dr. Michael Barber at the University of Utah. While finishing her thesis, she is working part time as a Water/Wastewater Engineer at AECOM. She moved out to Utah from the east coast two years ago and is continually enthused with learning more about water in Utah.
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Stacy Henderson

iUtah iFellow/Student, iUtah/Salt Lake Community College
Stacy is a Geology major attending SLCC/ Westminster. She plans to get her Bachelor's degree in Geology and Master's degree in Hydrology/Hydrogeology. Over the summer she interned with iUtah in their policy/environment research focus area. She is interested in water use and conservation. In her free time she likes to mountain bike, hike, and camp with her dogs and husband.

David Kimberly

Assistant Professor, Westminster College
Dr. David A. Kimberly is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Westminster College. With a background in environmental toxicology, a central goal of his research is to understand the role anthropogenic (human caused) stressors play in shaping components of natural ecosystems. Specifically, he considers anthropogenic stress in a larger context of stress in general and to examine interactive effects such as predators, climate change, habitat... Read More →

Mallory Millington

Graduate Student, University of Utah
Mallory Millington is a 2nd year Master's student at the University of Utah. She studies the influence of urban land use and runoff affects water quality in a semi-arid mountain environment.

Michael Navidomskis

Student, University of Utah
Michael (Mickey) Navidomskis is an undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies at the University of Utah. He is a research technician who also is conducting independent research on nitrogen dynamics of the Jordan River under the supervision of Dr. Rose Smith in the the Department of Biology.

Alexis Nelson

Student, Westminster College
Alexis Nelson is a Biology/Pre-med student at Westminster College.

Scott Olsen

Imessa Research
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Jennifer Follstad Shah

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) / Assistant Research Professor, University of Utah, Department of Geography
Dr. Jennifer Follstad Shah is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENVST) Program and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Utah. She also is affiliated faculty of the Global Change and Sustainability Center and the iUTAH Program. Jennifer is a freshwater ecosystem ecologist whose research examines the effects of global change (rising temperature, altered... Read More →

Rose Smith

University of Utah, Biology Department
Rose Smith received her Ph.D in Geology from the University of Maryland and B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. For her PhD dissertation, Rose examined the role of urban stormwater and sanitary infrastructure on carbon and nitrogen loading as well as greenhouse gas emissions from streams in Baltimore, MD. | | Rose is currently a postdoctoral fellow examining nitrogen sources in human-impacted waterways with Gabe Bowen and Diane Pataki at the... Read More →

Brian Tonetti

Co-Director & Founder, Seven Canyons Trust
Brian Tonetti is the Co-Director, as well as a founder of the Seven Canyons Trust. He is also the Program and Policy Planner at the Jordan River Commission. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Urban Planning.

Cora Winters

Student, Westminster College
Cora Winters is a Biology/Pre-vet student at Westminster College

Jake Wood

Undergraduate B.S., Utah Valley University
Undergraduate research assistant working under the mentorship and supervision of Dr. Eddy Cadet, PhD

Annie Young

Educator, Tracy Aviary
Annie Young is an educator at Tracy Aviary. Having studied at the University of Portland, she received her B.A. in International Languages and Culture focusing on Spanish, along with double minors in Biology and Chemistry. She found her passion for environmental education through an internship at Tracy Aviary focusing on education about watersheds, riparian habitats, and water conservation. In her free time Annie enjoys creating ceramic... Read More →

Tuesday November 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
1_Utah Cultural Celebration Center: GREAT HALL 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119