Leah Nagel is an aquatic ecologist with 8 years of research experience in freshwater ecology and natural resource management. Leah specializes in combining in-depth field studies with landscape-scale geospatial analysis to address complex, multi-scale environmental challenges. Her skills include study design and implementation, project management, and a wide range of biological and hydrologic survey techniques in wetlands, lakes, and streams. She has worked with various ecological modeling techniques including regression, occupancy modeling, species distribution modeling, and has extensive GIS experience on a variety of software platforms. Previously, she has worked for and with a variety of state and federal agencies, non-profits, and academic research groups.
Leah earned a Master of Science in Ecology from the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Bachelor of Arts in Conservation Biology from Middlebury College. She lives in Wenatchee and enjoys backpacking, singing, potlucks, and throwing pottery. She is a community science enthusiast and volunteers as a Community Science Fellow with American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange.