Becca leads the hydro-biogeochemistry research group. She joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of Washington in 2011. Prior to 2011, Becca was a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where she studied how plant roots and soil conditions modulate the amount of water moved through the landscape. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a thesis project focused on understanding one of the major human health problems in Bangladesh: arsenic contaminated groundwater. Prior to graduate school, Becca worked as an environmental engineering consultant for EG&G Technical Services, and received her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and B.A. in Art and Art History from Rice University.
Outside of work, Becca enjoys hiking, mountaineering and rock climbing with her husband and two kids.
CEE 350 - Mass and Energy Balances in Environmental Engineering
CEE 496/551 - Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment
CEE 475 - Groundwater Flow
CEE 550 - Environmental Chemical Modeling