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Fisseha Mengistu

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

Currently conducting real-time water-quality data collection and monitoring on several streams in Maryland and Washington DC. I have been exposed and worked for a number of years in the area of soil conservation, water resources management, and soil and water research in the laboratory and in the field; and currently, I have strong background in the following areas:

  • Geographic information systems (ArcGIS, ArcView and others)
  • Project planning (Natural  Resources conservation)
  • Soil sampling, processing and classification
  • Customer Toolkit
  • Statistical and hydrological modeling technique and application
  • Water quality sampling

Professional Experience

  • 2015- Present.  Hydrologic Technician at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

  • 2013-2014    Soil Conservationist at Natural Resourse Conservation Service of USDA

  • 2005-2013    Customer Service representative at Marriott International Inc

  • 1999-2002    Assistant Soil Researcher at National Soil Research Center, Ethiopia

  • 1998-1999    Junior Soil Researcher at Debre Ziet Agricultural Center

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. Hydrology and Water Quality, Wageningen University, Netherlands.

  • B.S. Soil and Water Conservation, Mekelle University, Ethiopia.