Brittany Smith Aquatic Ecologist

Aquatic Ecologist

Brittany Smith

Brittany is an Aquatic Ecologist with an extensive background in hydrology and ecology. She has strong skills in data analysis and management, experience in a broad range of field and laboratory techniques, including water, soil, and biological monitoring in many different environments, and holds a Master’s Degree in geology with an emphasis in hydrology and geomorphology. 

Prior to joining Princeton Hydro, Brittany worked for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection collecting water quality data in support of their drinking water operations. She conducted limnological surveys in the city’s Catskill district reservoirs, as well as stream chemistry and pathogen sampling in the contributing watersheds.

Her professional experience also includes conducting research on groundwater dependent ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains for the US Forest Service, as well as assisting with the investigation of large woody debris recruitment in mountain rivers. Prior to that, Brittany worked with university research groups in California and Nevada, which helped to build upon her environmental field and laboratory experience.

Outside of work, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, cooking, and reading.

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