Steven Sobieszczyk, GISP

"Hello and welcome"


Steven Sobieszczyk is an hydrologist at the USGS and an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He has degrees in landslide engineering geology and geographic information systems (GIS). ​Coming out of school, and after a brief stint with NASA, Steven moved out west to model landslide and seismic hazards in northern California. He eventually settled in Oregon in 2002 and has been studying watersheds in Oregon ever since. Steven is interested in landslide hazards, water quality, and stream ecosystems and has published numerous scientific reports, journal articles, and data sets on these topics. He is also heavily involved in science communication and has contributed to blogs, websites, podcasts, and videos promoting scientific literacy. Steven has spent significant time speaking with different audiences, including an appointment with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as media lead and spokesperson. Steven got married and started a family rather than pursuing his PhD. He regrets nothing.