Jerrett Fowler

Jerrett Fowler

Career Interests

I want to use my technical skills to work as a team and as an individual to design watershed level water quantity and quality management plans, collaborate on stream and wetland restoration design projects, prepare NEPA impact statements, and assist with ecological assessments and wetland delineations. In addition, I want to strengthen client services by informing the client of plans by creating interactive online maps to share data and decisions as well as strengthen relationships by meeting face to face with clients, communities and landowners.

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Water Resource Management
GPA: 3.86/4.00
 
Bachelor of Science, May 2014
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Major: Environmental Science
GPA: 3.06/4.00

Professional Experience

Environmental Intern, HNTB Corporation Indianapolis, IN
Analyzed vegetation, soil, and hydrologic features in 15 wetland delineations over the span of 4 field trips. Prepared NEPA documentation to be used as supplemental documents in 15 Categorical Exclusions. Prepared a Water’s of the U.S. report for a study site, and conducted the project from early data collection and field work all the way to report write-up and submittal. Assisted with a major Environmental Impact Study by helping with geospatial impact analysis as well as public outreach. Worked closely with environmental planning and transportation planning team by communicating plans, methods, and problems. June 2016 - August 2016
 
Research Assistant, Duke Wetlands Center Analytical Laboratory Durham, NC
Assisted with the analysis of water samples for Unfiltered Total Phosphorous, Filtered Ortho-Phosphorous, Nitrate, Ammonia, Fecal Coliforms, Total Suspended Solids, and Conductivity for five restoration projects. Assisted with field work and water sample collection. Work both as a team and as an individual to analyze samples. Follow and revise Standard Operating Procedures. September 2015 - May 2016
 
Research Assistant, Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds Norman, OK Conducted over 40 fieldwork trips, collecting over 400 water and soil samples between 2 different field sites. Programmed 2 different auto-sampling systems. Analyzed water samples with 4 different laboratory methods. Researched stormwater best management practices and used research to write a literature review used by Robert Nairn, PhD in a wetland treatment study that was submitted to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. Reviewed and formatted over 50 abstracts submitted to the American Society of Mining and Reclamation annual conference. May 2013 - July 2014

Additional Information

Skills
Professional and Management
team-work, time management, interpret regulatory documents and determine compliance
communication: technical writing; verbal communication of technical information; public speaking,
devise maintenance and sampling schedule – plan fieldwork excursions, devise and adhere to quality control procedures as well as safety procedures 
Technical
natural channel design, wetland design, perform wetland delineations, prepare NEPA documentation, data collection
application of advanced mathematical concepts: statistical analysis and interpretation of large datasets; modeling 
Software
AutoCAD; ArcGIS; Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; MatLab; Mathematica, Python, R - Statistical Package
 
Student Association of Wetland Scientists, 2016-2017 – Served as Co-President. Scheduled weekly meetings, and lead meetings with a specific agenda. Planned events and delegated tasks to other group leaders. Applied and received funds from multiple sources to accomplish our goal of hosting a symposium at the end of March that brings together dozens of professionals and scientists together to discuss water management plans. We are currently in the planning process of the event with another student group. Continued to work on oral communication skills by leading club events, facilitating group discussions and by introducing guest speakers.

Skills

clean water act compliance
GIS
statistics
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2017

Additional Resources

Preferred Location

West

Preferred Sector

Consulting