- 2018 BS. Geology. William & Mary
- General interests included fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, systems ecology
- Graduate research is focused on reach type classification of the Mississippi River watershed
Lauren Herbine is a research assistant for the ET-AL lab at Utah State University. She grew up on her father's one-man sawmill operation in the Appalachian foothills of Virginia. A land crisscrossed by creeks, wetlands, roaring rivers, and coastal deltas, Virginia’s varied landscape was the perfect rearing ground for an aspiring watershed scientist. At William & Mary, she studied geology and marine science, completing a thesis in coastal geomorphology that let her roam Virginia’s barrier islands, chatting with crusty fishermen while taking sediment cores in backbarrier marshes. After graduating she headed west, where she worked for the Forest Service in Oregon and Montana, served as a project coordinator for the Lolo Watershed Group, and worked for Trout Unlimited as their Sierra Field Technician. In 2020 Lauren began working with Dr. Joe Wheaton in pursuit of a Master degree in Watershed Sciences.
Reach type classification of the Mississippi River watershed