PhD Student in Hydrology, Colorado School of Mines

Lauren is a PhD student in hydrology at Colorado School of Mines, working with Reed Maxwell. She completed her undergraduate at Colorado College with a major in Physics and a secondary focus in Sociology. Her research interests include using integrated models to better understand hydro-climate interactions in alpine, snow-dominated environments; climate change impacts on headwaters catchments; and collaborating with the private sector to integrate more science into climate change adaptation efforts.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Impact Director, SPOUTS of Water
  • 2014–present
    PhD Candidate, Colorado School of Mines

Publications

  • 2016
    Energy budget increases reduce mean streamflow more than snow–rain transitions: using integrated modeling to isolate climate change impacts on Rocky Mountain hydrology, Environmental Research Letters
  • 2016
    “Citizens of a Watershed”: The Colorado River Compact and the Exigencies of Drought, Environment and Society Arcadia
  • 2016
    Contrasting the hydrologic response due to land cover and climate change in a mountain headwaters system, Ecohydrology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Blue Waters Fellowship
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation
  • 2014
    Integrated Graduate Research Traineeship
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation
  • 2014
    Dean's Fellowship
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Colorado School of Mines