About Me[edit | edit source]
Brayden Leach[edit | edit source]
Profile[edit | edit source]
I'm a driven and motivated individual looking to continue my professional engineering career with an organization that allows me to broaden my skills and work toward getting my professional engineering license.
Education[edit | edit source]
- I am an Environmental Engineering Undergraduate student at Humboldt State University currently finishing my last semester, graduating this May 2020. My emphasis in this program is water resources engineering with my chosen design electives being as follows: Wastewater Treatment Engineering, Applied Hydraulics, and Groundwater Hydrology.
Hobbies[edit | edit source]
Outside of my professional life, I'm an avid outdoorsman spending a lot of time hiking and fishing. I'm also a track and field captain for Humboldt State University earring NCAA All American Honors in the 800m in 2018.
Interests in Engineering[edit | edit source]
- My current passions in engineering lie with utility design and water treatment. I've geared my education toward the design of road drainage systems, stormwater collection, and sewer systems as well as with the design and treatment of wastewater.
- I'm also very interested in remediation such as in subsurface groundwater aquifers. I took a class that focused on the remediation of contaminated areas and even had the chance to analyze a superfund site in Hutchinson, KS.
- In my work experience I have been able to work with geotechnical design of low volume roads as well as work in watershed analysis for the purpose of remediation from historical logging activities.
Experience in Engineering[edit | edit source]
Tyler Hill Camp[edit | edit source]
During the summer of 2018 I had the opportunity to be a specialist counselor at a sleep away summer camp in northeastern Pennsylvania called Tyler Hill Camp. My position here was in the technology education section with various activities including 3D printing, Robotics, and general science education. I was responsible for running the area with class sizes throughout the day ranging from 10-25 of kids ages 6-12. Seeing how children learn as well as collaborating with other camp counselors allowed me to better understand the learning process as well as in the importance of effective and empathetic communication.
Forest Service[edit | edit source]
In April of 2019 I accepted a Pathways Engineering internship with the Six Rivers National Forest based out of Eureka, CA. My focus in the agency has been in transportation planning and engineering with projects ranging from timber sales, motor vehicle use, as well as geotechnical design of low volume road failures. I've had the opportunity to shadow a geotechnical engineer with a professional engineering license in the state of California to learn about the nuances of road design and about contract administration.
Salmon Creek Watershed[edit | edit source]
In February of 2020 I accepted a student research position under Dr. Eileen Cashman working on data analysis for the Salmon creek watershed near Fortuna, CA. The project is in partnership with BLM and is for a graduate students master's thesis. Utilizing the data collected during the thesis project, we determined if turbidity is a suitable replacement for suspended sediment concentration in remote watershed areas where the constant collection of filters is difficult.
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Portfolio[edit | edit source]
This is some of the work I've done during my time as an environmental engineering undergraduate student