"Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world."— Brenda Peterson
I recently transitioned from being a Project Manager to a Team Leader and the Thermal Infrared Expert at the remote sensing firm Quantum Spatial Inc. I graduated (Ph.D.) from Oregon State
University, Corvallis (2014) - Water
Resources Sciences. I investigated the thermal regime of mountain streams. I studied stream temperature response to environmental changes in the Pacific Northwest (climate change, riparian vegetation, and restoration) under the supervision of Dr. Roy Haggerty and Dr. Steven Wondzell and funded by the Fulbright Foundation (2009-2011) and the US Forest Service (2011-2014). I also hold a certificate in Water Conflict Management and Transformation from the same program. Throughout my PhD, I studied and practiced conflict resolution around water management (quality and quantity) that was also funded by the Fulbright Foundation and supervised by Dr. Aaron Wolf. I graduated (M.Sc.) from Ben Gurion University, Sde Boker in 2007 studying pollution transport in transboundary watersheds. I was supervised by Prof. Alon Tal, Dr. Lior Asaf, and Prof. Eilon Adar, funded by USAID-MERC (2005-2007). I studied N and P transport at the Alexander watershed (shared between Israel and the Palestinian West Bank). For my undergraduate coursework, I completed both a B.A. degree in
Environmental Sciences (Chemistry-focused) and B.Sc.E. in Science & Technology Education at the Technion, Haifa.
Throughout pursuing my studies, I was the
environmental coordinator on the Technion campus, worked as a nature guide at the Nature and Parks Authority at Afek Nature Reserve, Vice-manager of Shemen Oil Museum, supervised high school students for their final projects in biology and ecology, and other amazing jobs mostly related to education and environmental management and research. Between 2003 and 2004, I studied at the Arava
Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES). After my studies, AIES hired me as a research assistant and technician in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In 2007, I worked for the Israeli Ministry for Environmental Protection as the Coordinator
for Industrial Air Quality at the headquarter in Jerusalem.
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