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December 30, 2022

Join us in welcoming our recently hired staff at the New England Water Science Center.

Eric Harris
Eric Harris, Hydrologic Technician, Massachusetts Field Office

Eric grew up in Douglas, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Science in environmental science from Westfield State University in 2021. During college, he strengthened his interest in the environmental field by obtaining multiple internships at water treatment facilities dealing with water quality and protecting public water supply. Eric conducted field work to become certified through the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative to assess stream crossings throughout central Massachusetts. Passionate of the outdoors, he has volunteered many hours at a variety of environmental organizations. Eric is excited for the opportunity to work at the New England Water Science Center and to begin a career with the USGS.
Thatcher Larrabee
Thatcher Larrabee, Hydrologic Technician, Maine Field Office

Thatcher grew up in Bowdoinham, Maine and recently graduated from Northern Vermont University with a Bachelor of Science in atmospheric sciences. While his education primarily focused on meteorology and upper-air dynamics, Thatcher’s passion for water and hydrology goes back to childhood, where he would create dams and dig new trenches on a stream next to his house to alter streamflow and monitor water levels (and, subsequently, flood his basement, ruining many of his toys). Thatcher lived on a boat in Phippsburg, Maine every summer until he was 17 years old, and was always in a dinghy exploring islands and taking advantage of the brief summers that Maine has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys many types of fishing, including ice, freshwater, and deep-sea, kayaking, gardening, and disc golf. Thatcher has spent the last 13 years in various management roles but is excited to step away from the world of business to start his new career path in science with the USGS.

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