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Brian Banks

Brian Banks is a Hydrologic Technician at the USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center in Catonsville, MD.

Research / Professional Focus / Current Projects

I am currently part of the Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling team collecting continuous water quality data, as well as discrete samples.


Other Information

Hobbies: Playing music (bass guitar, tuba, trombone and other brass instruments), listening, and trading music, sports (football, basketball, golf), reading, classic cars.

I was in a band during my time in Florida called The First Words. We recorded several songs during our time and we continue to work on new ideas even though we are on opposite ends of the East Coast now.

Professional Experience

  • 2012 to Present: U.S. Geological Survey, Baltimore, Maryland, Hydrologic Technician

  • 2008-2012: U.S. Geological Survey, Davie, Florida, Hydrologic Technician

  • 2007-2008: National Park Service, Homestead, Florida, Hydrologic Technician

  • 2006-2007: U.S. Geological Survey, Homestead, Florida, Biological Technician

Education and Certifications

  • MS: Environmental Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2013

  • GIS Certificate: Florida Atlantic University, 2012

  • BS: Natural Resources Management, University of Maryland, 2006

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Society of Wetland Scientists

Honors and Awards

  • Commencement Speaker for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources class of 2006 at the University of Maryland.

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government