Jeff Parsons, PhD, PE

Geomorphologist

I have a great job. Every day I get to help people figure out how to live with our wild rivers and coasts. The Pacific Northwest can be a tough place to build, or even preserve, infrastructure. I studied slope-driven sediment transport in school and I get to use that knowledge every day. And our geology and weather is so diverse that no job is the same.

Email:
jparsons@herrerainc.com
Education:
PhD, MS, and BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Favorite Species
Sitka spruce because what other plant can grow 150 feet tall with its roots below the tide line!
Hidden Talent
Being able to navigate without a map or GPS.