Liz came to Balance in November of 2022 bringing experience from the National Park Service and the United States Geological Survey. She has worked a variety of engineering and hydrology technician positions since graduating from Ohio State in 2019. Her passion for water resources and field work has taken her from the deserts of Utah to the alpine lakes of the High Sierra. In Yosemite she held multiple positions as a hydroclimate technician, alpine lakes water quality crew lead, and design & engineering intern. Some highlights of her work in Yosemite include authoring the first annual meteorological station reports, building the data collection and management framework for a forest hydrology model, and spearheading a drainage study which resulted in a campground rehabilitation project in Yosemite Valley. Liz has always been a keen problem solver and curious of mind and is grateful to have wed these two aspects as an engineer/hydrologist here with Balance. She looks forward to strengthening her technological, project management, and engineering skillsets under the mentorship of her knowledgeable and seasoned colleagues. Her immense care for the environment shows in the dedication she brings to her work. In her off time, she loves exploring and connecting with natural places, which manifests in climbing, backpacking, and simply enjoying time outside.

  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor's Degree, Environmental Engineer Technology
  • Zone 7 Hydrologic Monitoring, Alameda County, CA
  • Santa Lucia Conservancy San Jose Creek Crossing, Monterey County, CA

I love that I’m surrounded by people who share my passion for water resources. I’m so grateful to have a career that pays me to play in the water, solve problems, and make a positive difference in the world!

Toss up between the Tuolumne and the Merced!

Climbing, running, backpacking, whitewater kayaking, ceramics, watercolor, flute, and crochet… (no, I don’t have time for all of these)