Brittany Smith Aquatic Ecologist

Aquatic Ecologist

Brittany Smith

Brittany is an Environmental Scientist with an extensive background in hydrology and ecology. At Princeton Hydro, she has been involved in a wide variety of projects including stream assessments, wetland water budget modeling, soils field assessments, GIS analysis, permitting, and aquatic ecology. She holds a Master of Science in Geology with an emphasis in hydrology and geomorphology.  Brittany has strong skills in data analysis and management, as well as experience in a broad range of field and laboratory techniques.

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 U.S. Forest Service, as well as investigating 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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