Elisabeth provides support to CRWA’s Field Science programs, including water quality monitoring, recreational water quality notification, and monitoring stormwater treatment systems. She is also actively involved in supporting CRWA’s volunteer programs, including the volunteer monthly monitoring, benthic macroinvertebrate sampling, and invasive water chestnut removal.
Elisabeth has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Trinity College, where she conducted research in areas as diverse as water quality sampling in urban rivers, rain garden design, and the taxonomy of algae. She recently completed an M.S. in Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire, where she taught courses focused on wetland and freshwater resources. Her Master’s thesis research focused on the development of a protocol for monitoring algae in Great Bay Estuary.
Prior to joining CRWA, Elisabeth served as Interim River Steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council and as an environmental consultant in the field of water quality management. Outside the CRWA office, you may run into Elisabeth biking or volunteering at community events.