James Robinson was born and raised in Minnesota. He holds a BS in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a licensed Professional Engineer and Professional Geologist in the State of New York. Prior to beginning his MS studies at Western Washington University under the guidance of Dr. Robert Mitchell, James lived in New York City where he worked at an engineering and environmental consulting firm. In his free time he enjoys exploring the outdoors, attending concerts, and trying to walk his cat on a leash.
James’s research will use a hydrology model and meteorological datasets to quantify the effects climate change will have on peak flows and flooding in the Stillaguamish River.