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

Steven Pestana

Graduate Student

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.