Fisseha Mengistu

Biography

 

    Education

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

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

    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

    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