- 2018 BS. Environmental Science - Geoscience. Franklin & Marshall College.
- Interests include fluvial geomorphology, aquatic ecology, and communicating science
- Graduate research is focused on building and developing a commercial-grade geospatial data tool that delineates valley bottoms
Shelby Sawyer is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab (ET-AL) at Utah State University. She grew up in coastal Maine, where she developed deep curiosity of and appreciation for the natural world. The days spent exploring tide pools, sailing, and fly-fishing the creeks and rivers of Western Maine are some of her favorite childhood memories. At Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, she majored in Environmental Science - Geoscience and took many courses in policy and anthropology. After taking a geomorphology class with Dr. Dorothy Merritts, she realized she had found an area of study that brought all of her interests together. After graduating, she went on to work for Dr. Merritts as a Research Associate for the Water Science Institute. Shelby began working for ET-AL in 2020 and begins her MS in Watershed Sciences and research with Dr. Joe Wheaton in 2021.