DEAWRA

DELAWARE SECTION OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION


The DEAWRA is currently holding elections for Officers and Board Members. We are looking to fill 2 Officer positions and 4 Board positions. 

Only DEAWRA members are eligible for voting will be receiving an email with a link to place your votes. Voting will be open December 7th through December 22nd. 

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If you have any questions about voting, please email
Brittany.Sturgis@state.de.us


NOMINEES

Treasurer

Lindsay Frazier  (Pennoni)

Lindsay is an Engineer at Pennoni. She graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering in 2014 and later attended Drexel University where she received M.S. in Environmental Engineering with a concentration in Water Resources in 2016. Her Master’s thesis involved analyzing the efficacy of a recently built constructed wetland to determine if the constructed wetland was performing per the design. Her current work involves anything from conducting stormwater feasibility studies and H&H studies to designing/rehabilitating various BMPs throughout Delaware and Chester County, PA. On the weekends, Lindsay enjoys running and going on hikes with her dog.

 

Secretary

Jennalee Fede  (Duffield)

University of Delaware graduate with a BS in Environmental Engineering. In tenth year and a project manager at Duffield Associates, Inc., a private engineering and consulting firm with multi-disciplinary services. Worked on various projects throughout the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey, involving investigation, remediation, and control of hazardous substances and petroleum products and regulatory compliance for various residential, commercial, and industrial sites.

If awarded the position, my contributions would include a private consultants’ viewpoint of water resources, organizational skills and note taking for meetings, and task-oriented approach to planning. Being part of organizations such as the DEAWRA help to broaden my view and approach to water resource concerns and gives me an opportunity to network and develop relationships with other people in water resources-related roles.

I have been involved in various groups/events, such as the Christina River Cleanup (15+ years), Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup (5 years), Delaware Real Estate Women (3 years), Society of Women Environmental Professionals (1 year) and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (5 years). I have been with the DE AWRA Chapter for approximately 8 years, having served as a past board member and assisted on the events planning committee. I look forward to getting more involved again, bringing to the table a dedicated and motivated mind to help strengthen our chapter.

 

Board Positions (Choose up to 4)

 Laura Miller (DNS)

Laura is a graduate of the University of Delaware advocating to secure funding for, and protection of, water resources with Delaware Nature Society as Environmental Advocate. She is motivated by an intrinsic appreciation for nature and wildlife and the belief that everyone should have easy access to clean water for drinking and recreation no matter their demographics. She hopes to inspire a love for nature that empowers others to become environmental stewards that support water and environmental resources, particularly in the face of the climate crisis. Laura manages Delaware Nature Society’s Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice campaign, an education and outreach effort that advocates for dedicated funding for clean water in Delaware.

Through the Clean Water Campaign, she works with the Delaware section of the American Water Resources Association, particularly the student chapter, to educate Delawareans about their water quality and how they can improve it. This education and grassroots organizing led to the allocation of $10 million and $20 million for clean water in the Delaware State Budget in Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 respectively. Additionally, Laura serves as State Lead for two regional clean water coalitions, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed and Choose Clean Water Coalition for the Chesapeake Bay, through which she advocates for federal protections and funding for our watersheds.


Lauren Mosesseo (University of Delaware)

Lauren is currently the president of the Delaware Student Chapter AWRA after having served on the executive board for two years as secretary. During her time serving on the executive board, the Delaware Student Chapter won the N. Earl Spangenberg Outstanding Student Chapter Award twice. Lauren is a PhD candidate in Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on understanding how phosphorus (P) is lost from artificially drained agricultural soils with high P concentrations to surface water bodies. The main goal of Lauren's research is modifying a process-based model that will enable farmers to better determine the risk of P loss from their fields to neighboring rivers and bays, saving farmers money and help mitigating nutrient pollution into waterways including the Chesapeake Bay.



Alison Quimby (City of Wilmington)
Alison has been in the Environmental Field in Delaware for over 14 years, starting her career early on in college as an intern with DNREC in the Watershed Assessment Section. Shortly after graduating, she was promoted to the position of Environmental Scientist at DNREC. After DNREC, Alison transitioned to the Water Quality Laboratory for the City of Wilmington, where she was able to strengthen her water science and chemistry background. She was then promoted to her current position as the Environmental Programs Manager for the entire City of Wilmington. Over the past fourteen years of Alison's career, she has grabbed ocean samples, built best management practices, project managed stream restorations, educated thousands of youth, implemented strict environmental regulations and is currently creating a Sustainability and Resiliency Plan for the City of Wilmington. Water resources, educating local youth, and environmental protection have been the number one drivers in her career. Protecting our local waterways is her biggest passion in life.



Aaron Russell (University of Delaware)

Aaron is originally from New Mexico and is currently a PhD student in the University of Delaware's Water Science and Policy program where he studies public perceptions of renewable energy development projects. This work is important as public concern for the aesthetic effects of built infrastructure on natural spaces can be a huge obstacle for developers and policymakers. In this subject, Aaron has worked on the Block Island Offshore Wind Project in Rhode Island, utility-scale solar in southern Colorado, and the Conowingo Dam in Maryland. He has been affiliated with the UD student chapter of the AWRA since fall of 2017 and has just recently joined its executive board as secretary this fall. He also recently completed a summer internship as a program analyst with the Department of Energy. Aaron enjoys public outreach work and education especially where water is a concern and recognizes that there is a nexus of water, food, and energy generation that permeates every aspect of our society. He is concerned with preserving and expanding the dialogue between scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and the public so that our natural environment is not sacrificed.




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