Amy Simmons (BS Geology, 2000)

Hydrology Research Assistant in Corvallis, Oregon

I am a Faculty Research Assistant in Hydrology at Oregon State University, College of Forestry. I have been living in Corvallis for 4 years while working at OSU. My position is diverse, challenging, and interesting. Most of my time is spent working on several paired watershed studies assessing the impacts of contemporary forest practices (logging) on watershed health. I collect field data, manage our water quality lab, analyze data, work with students on various thesis projects, manage databases, contribute to manuscript and grant writing, do GIS analysis, and too many other things to list here. These days, I spend more time in the office than the forest.

My tenure as a member of CWU Geology was a truly amazing and memorable time. . . students, professors, courses, and field trips. CWU Geology prepared me well for life after school; teaching me valuable analytical, writing, communication, and life skills.

After CWU, I received my Master's in Geology from Washington State University.

My fiance, Aaron, and I live with 1 big, goofy Labrador and 2 cats. We recently bought our first house. No children (yet) but we plan on getting chickens this spring! I spend my free time knitting, skiing, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, traveling, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

Information last updated on Feb 22, 2008