David Cortese, PE

Senior Engineer

David Cortese Engineer

I get the opportunity to help make a positive impact on our environment every day, and I think it’s pretty great. As an engineer at Herrera, I work on river and stream restoration projects, applying my interests in fluvial geomorphology and hydraulics to help restore fish passage and improve aquatic habitats.  When I’m not thinking about rivers and streams, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, camping, biking, fishing, and exploring a good brewery.

B.S. Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
Favorite Species:
Canis lupus familiaris, because how great is it to get to hang out with your dog?
Hidden Talent:
Playing the mandolin (bluegrass is the best!)