Claire is an environmental engineer-in-training specializing in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, water quality, and restoration design. At Balance, Claire has worked on hydrologic and geomorphic monitoring, and stormwater management. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resources Engineering at Cal Poly Humboldt where she discovered her passion for hydrology and river restoration. She went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley where she continued to study river restoration and hydrology. At Balance she contributes to stormwater and restoration design projects through hydrologic and hydraulic modeling in HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS and conducts fieldwork for hydrologic and geomorphic analysis. When she’s not at work you can find her on the soccer field, at home baking tasty treats, or traveling.

  • California E.I.T 176547
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2023
  • B.S. Environmental Resources Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, 2022
  • Redwood Creek Restoration at the Banducci Site: Geomorphic Changes on Lower Redwood Creek from 2003 to 2022, Marin County, California
  • Evaluation of the Redwood Creek Levee Using Scenario Modeling with SRH-2D, Humboldt County, California
  • Spur Dike Design to Retrain the Mad River, Humboldt County, California

Working with accomplished, intelligent, and supportive colleagues who are passionate about protecting and restoring our environment.

Anywhere where the natural surroundings make you feel small (the mountains, redwoods groves, expansive vistas).

The Mad River watershed is my favorite, up until this point, I have spent a much of my life and career up interacting with this watershed. It has treated me well, as I have explored my love of water and river systems.