Rachel M. Allen, PhD
My work focuses on sediment transport in estuarine systems. Using observations and numerical models of physical processes like flow, waves, vegetation, turbulence, and sediment flocculation, I'm searching for ways to better understand how sediment moves around.
Prior to grad school, I worked at the San Francisco Estuary Institute with their Regional Monitoring Program for water quality, learning about the interactions between scientists and managers. During my PhD and as a post-doc, I worked with Dr. Jessica Lacy at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz CA. I started a Mendenhall with Dr. Neil Ganju at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in 2021.
USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, 2021-present
USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, 2018-2021
San Francisco Estuary Institute, 2009-2012
Education and Certifications
University of California, Berkeley, Master of Science and PhD - Civil Engineering, 2012-2018
Williams College, Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry and Mathematics, 2004-2008