Steven started work as a graduate student with the Mountain Hydrology Research group in Autumn 2017. He earned a B.S. in Geology, with a minor in Physics, from Cal Poly Pomona in 2015. He is interested in using remote sensing tools in hydrology and environmental research.
Prior to starting at UW, he worked on a NASA Applied Sciences DEVELOP project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, demonstrating the use of spabceborne infrared remote sensing to agricultural researchers. In previous internships, he mapped proposed landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover, studied comet dust from the "dirty snowballs" of space, and worked in the software and aerospace industries.
In his free time, Steven enjoys reading, bird-watching with his cats, stargazing when the skies are clear, and exploring the mountains and forests of the PNW.