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Rebecca Z. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 4, 2011

Rebecca Z.

Reliable computing for your engineering needs
   United States
  |   Christiansburg, VA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

I am a water resources engineer (EIT) with 6 years of experience and PhD, M.S., and B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering (focus on land and water resources). I am a skilled GIS and watershed analyst with expertise in development and use of computer simulation models and programming tools. I enjoy work as a teacher and technical trainer and have diverse experience educating students, peers, and government officials. I am an efficient communicator to both technical and lay audiences using technical reports, journal articles, extension...

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Portfolio

Streamside Livestock Exclusion: a publication authored primarily by myself with...
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stormwater_management/documents/streamsideexcl.pdf
Example map produced with ArcGIS 10 to show an overview of a watershed.
An image of myself working with stakeholders in the Indian Creek watershed in southwest...
The title screen to the Bacteria Source Load Calculator, a tool I originally wrote in...

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Tested
Geographic Information Systems
VB.net
Hydrologic & Water Quality Modeling
Watershed Assessment
Microsoft Excel 2010 Test
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Service Description

I am an experienced project manager and water resources engineer. My past work has revolved largely around TMDL development, and through that work I have excelled in many areas including GIS analysis, computer modeling, software development, stakeholder relations, and technical writing.

My particular passions are software development to make engineering processes more efficient and less error prone, learning new technologies in GIS and hydrologic modeling, and training others to excel at the computer-based aspects of water resources engineering.

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Employment

Virginia Tech, Biological Systems Engineering
Water Resources Engineering Consultant
2010 - Present
Supported the TMDL development work of the Center for Watershed Studies by revising programming tools, performing GIS analysis, modeling watershed hydrology, and conducting public meetings....
Timmons Group
Water Resources Engineering Consultant
2011 - 2011
Provided expertise to Timmons Group (on a 6-month contract) to support the development of their TMDL program. Highlights and Accomplishments: Used my connections to set up meetings with...
Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health
Data/QAQC Manager
2010 - 2010
Began in August as a Data Assistant to assist with data entry and management for the BP MC-252 oil spill response. After three weeks of work promoted to Data/QAQC Manager, in charge of quality...
Virginia Tech, Biological Systems Engineering
Research Associate
2002 - 2007
Functioned as a member of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Development group, responsible for completing GIS and water quality modeling work in support of TMDL development. Promoted to manager...

Education

University of Cambridge
PhD, Engineering
2007 - 2010
Virginia Tech
MS, Biological Systems Engineering
2000 - 2002
Virginia Tech
BS, Biological Systems Engineering
1996 - 2000
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GIS
modeling
software development
training
technical writing
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