November 1, 2013

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Practitioners Promoted to Senior Roles at Geosyntec

Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of a new group of practitioners to senior roles in the United States. Please join us in congratulating these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators in their new roles at Geosyntec.

Andrea Braga
Senior Engineer, Geosyntec
Brookline

Andrea Braga, P.E., CPESC, is a water resources engineer whose practice focuses on stormwater management with an emphasis on the design and implementation of low impact development (LID) and green infrastructure (GI) solutions. She specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and developing calculation packages for stormwater and watershed projects. Andrea also is extensively involved in urban and highway stormwater BMP design, monitoring, protocol development, and data analysis through her continued involvement in the Low Impact Development and Pervious Pavement Committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental Water Resources Institute. Contact Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christian Braun
Senior Scientist, Geosyntec
San Diego Old Town

Christian Braun, CPESC, QSD, is a chemist whose practice focuses on NPDES compliance and surface water challenges, including water quality monitoring, testing, and analysis; stormwater management, including watershed and municipal separate storm sewer system planning and industrial general permit compliance; and erosion and sediment control, including construction general permit compliance and post-fire erosion mitigation. He frequently helps clients in the power utility and real estate development sector manage stormwater permit compliance for large-scale construction projects. He also aids communities with post-wildfire erosion assessments and BMP planning to protect life and property from mud and debris flows. He recently managed the development of two, long-term planning documents for San Diego County municipalities. These 20-year plans modeled pollutant load reductions and associated BMPs to bring jurisdictions into compliance with regional TMDL requirements. Contact Christian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kim Huynh
Senior Engineer, Geosyntec
Oakland

Kim Huynh, P.E., is a geotechnical engineer whose practice focuses on the design and construction of solid waste containment systems, primarily for large waste management companies and municipal solid waste facilities. She specializes in geotechnical investigations and characterization; solid and liquid waste disposal design, permitting, and construction; landfill closure design and construction; ground improvement design and construction; rock fall hazard evaluation and cost estimation; and the preparation of work plans, design plans, technical specifications, and construction bid documents. She recently examined design alternatives for the closure of a former mine site with acid mine drainage. Contact Kim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Marc Leisenring
Senior Engineer, Geosyntec
Portland

Marc Leisenring, P.E., is a water resources engineer whose practice focuses on hydrology and stormwater quality. He has been instrumental in the development and implementation of watershed scale stormwater retrofit planning models and BMP analysis tools for airports, marine facilities, and industrial parks. Marc also has a strong background in the analysis and summary of spatial and temporal environmental data with the ability to perform advanced statistical analysis techniques and develop stochastic water quality models. He is the project manager for the International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database, a long-term, high-profile project through the Water Environment Research Foundation. Contact Marc at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chris Zell
Senior Scientist, Geosyntec
Mid-Missouri

Chris Zell, P.H., is a hydrologist whose practice focuses on watershed management and surface water quality. He frequently conducts complex receiving water, water quality standards, and watershed management investigations for municipal, industrial, and governmental clients. He specializes in solving complex Clean Water Act compliance challenges through investigations that confront policy assumptions with data, robust modeling, and uncertainty analyses. Chris also contributes to a collaborative research study at the University of Missouri that seeks to quantify the flood attenuation and consumptive water use benefits of floodplain forests. Contact Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..