- University of Colorado Boulder, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Major in Civil Engineering, Minor in Philosophy
- University of California Berkeley, Graduate department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering
James is a consulting engineer and hydrologist currently practicing at Environmental Science Associates. As part of the fluvial team in the Environmental Hydrology & Design group at ESA, James is a project manager and technical lead for a wide range of projects including river restoration, flood management, and climate vulnerability and adaptation planning. His specialties include watershed hydrology, open channel hydraulics, river and floodplain dynamics, statistical analysis, and climate change impacts to watershed processes.
James’ work includes characterizing physical watershed and river channel conditions and developing and analyzing multi-benefit project alternatives to accomplish a diverse set goals for stakeholders. His work includes collecting data to characterize physical processes in watershed, riverine, and estuarine systems, developing hydrologic and hydraulic models to simulate existing processes and evaluate restoration and flood management alternatives, and coordinating regularly with public and regulatory agencies to communicate results, solicit and incorporate outside input and facilitate successful projects.
- Courses Taught
LD ARCH 222