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Administrative Staff

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Steve J. Burian, Ph.D., PE

Executive Director of CIROH
Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Sagy Cohen

Sagy Cohen, Ph.D.

Deputy Director
Professor of Geography

Amanda Blair

Amanda Blair, MPA

Research Project Manager

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Charity Mccalpin

Research Project Coordinator

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Alyssa Fountain

Administrative Assistant I

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Stefanie O’Neill

Director Research Institute Financial Affairs

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Natalie Lau

Accountant I

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Shannon Price

AWI Sponsored Programs Manager

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Allison Chapman

Accountant II

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Zach Krauss, M.S.

Director Research Institute Communications

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Lanna Nations

Research Education and Outreach Program Director

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Meredith Marsh

Event Coordinator

Brock Parker

Brock Parker, M.A.

Communications Specialist III

Irasema Quezada

Graphic Designer I

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Adam Warnock

Web Strategist II

Executive Board

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Steve J. Burian, Ph.D., PE

Executive Director of CIROH
Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Sagy Cohen

Sagy Cohen, Ph.D.

Deputy Director
Professor of Geography

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Matt Womble

AWI Executive Director

Dr. Thomas Graziano

Tom Graziano, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Water Prediction

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Ed Clark

Director, National Water Center

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Fred Ogden

Chief Scientist, Office of Water Prediction

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Dr. Thomas Graziano

Tom Graziano, Ph.D.

Technical Program Manager
Director, Office of Water Prediction

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Sam Contorno

Federal Program Officer

RESEARCH TO OPERATIONS STAFF

James Halgren

James Halgren, Ph.D.

Assistant Director Science and Research Operations

Benjamin Lee

Benjamin Lee, M.S.

Development Operations Engineer

Dr. Sepehr Karimisianrani

Sepehr Karimiziarani, Ph.D.

Software Scientist III

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Ryan Johnson, Ph.D.

Artificial Intelligence Research Scientist

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Arpita Patel

Manager Development Operations and Enterprise Architect

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Juzer Dhondia

Physical Scientist

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Dong Ha Kim, Ph.D.

Physical Scientist

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Xia Feng

Physical Scientist

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Camaron George

Physical Scientist

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Rich Gibbs

Geospatial Scientist

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Alemayehu Midekisa

Geospatial Scientist

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Dina Sang

Physical Scientist

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Md Shahabul Alam, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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JunHo Song, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Josh Cunningham

Software Scientist II