Mountain Hydrology Research

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington


Jessica Lundquist

Nicoleta Cristea

Justin Pflug

Victoria Ly

Steven Pestana

Cassie Lumbrazo

Hannah Besso

Calista Moore

Joe Ammatelli



William "Ryan" Currier

Andri Gunnarsson

Susan Dickerson-Lange

Brian Henn

Karl Lapo

Mark Raleigh

Nic Wayand


Dylan Reynolds

Derek Beal

Shara Feld

Jenna Forsyth

Fred Lott

Kael Martin

Courtney Moore

Gwyn Perry


Hannah Hampson

Katie Knight

Max Mozer

Anthony Billet

Colin Butler

Alex Fisher

Eric Keenan

Adam Massmann

Sara Rose

Teddy Thorson

Postdocs and Visitors:

Jeff Deems

Jorg Helmschrot

University of Washington
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Box 352700
Seattle, WA 98195-2700

Fax: (206) 685-3836

Hannah Besso

Graduate Student

Hannah grew up in Washington and received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. Since then, she has spent summers in Yosemite National Park as a Physical Science Technician, where she backpacked to alpine lakes to take water samples, conducted steambank stability surveys, and maintained stream gauges and snow towers in the Tuolumne River watershed. In the winters, she ski patrolled at Crystal Mountain and got to know the Cascade Mountain snowpack. She led a team for NASA DEVELOP, where she investigated rooftop solar power potential and used satellite data to measure greenness in cities across the U.S.. Her love for the mountains and desire to improve access to water resources drives her to study snow hydrology with the Mountain Hydrology Research Group. She is interested in improving snowpack modeling using remote sensing resources. In her free time, Hannah can be found trying new NYT recipes, skiing in the Cascades, climbing (in Yosemite when possible), and dreaming about getting a puppy while self-isolating at home.