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Desired Industry: Environmental SpiderID: 76078
Desired Job Location: Boise, Idaho Date Posted: 8/31/2015
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 9/8/2015
Desired Wage: 40,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Undecided

Utilize my knowledge of geologic, hydrologic, and
environmental systems in a manner that contributes
to the overall health and safety of the public and the

Associate Geologist - Sept. 2014 – Present
ERM-West, Inc.
- Remediation and monitoring of contaminated sites
through analysis of groundwater, surface water, soil
and soil vapor
- Analyzing field collected data and performing
quality assurance/quality control reviews
- Writing reports for local, state, and federal agencies
detailing site characterization, background
information, work activities, analytical results, and
current remedial status
- Inspecting performance data and ensuring system
maintenance for groundwater extraction and
treatment systems
- Logging sediment cores using USCS designations
during bore hole drilling
- Monitoring excavation, backfilling, and compaction
testing of soil impacted by contaminants
- Providing oversight for decommissioning and
demolition of power station infrastructure
- Inspecting subsurface clearance prior to ground
disturbance using utility mark out surveys and
geophysical investigations
- Managing subcontractors during field investigations

Graduate Student Researcher - Aug. 2012 – Aug.
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Boston College
- Analyzed digital elevation models (DEMs) using
geographic information systems (GIS) software
- Reviewed current and historical aerial photography
and USGS quadrangle maps to identify desirable field
locations for further study
- Calculated thickness and volume of fill terrace
landforms solely using DEMs
- Analyzed stratigraphy using in situ measurements
obtained from cut bank exposures, soil pits, and
ground penetrating radar surveys
- Modeled inundation upstream of historic dams
using HEC-RAS
- Synthesized research findings for conference and
invited presentations

Research Intern - Jun. 2012 – Aug. 2012
NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility
- Developed non-destructive methodology to
quantify leaf-angle distribution in grape vineyard
- Collected terrestrial LiDAR scans and analyzed raw
point cloud data
- Programed algorithms in Python to objectively
identify leaf structures in point cloud data

Research Assistant - May 2010 – May 2012
Department of Geosciences, Boise State University
- Identified modern and ancient debris flow deposits
within incised tributaries of the Middle Fork Salmon
River, ID
- Collected charcoal fragments encased in debris flow
deposits to place time constraints on events
- Surveyed modern debris flow deposits and
reconstructed volumes in Matlab to quantify sediment

Master of Science - Aug. 2014
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Bachelor of Science - May 2012
Geoscience; Minor in Applied Mathematics
Boise State University, Boise, ID

- 40-hour HAZWOPER (Obtained September 2014)
- American Geophysical Union Member

Computational Experience:
ArcGIS 10.1, Matlab, Microsoft Office, Adobe
Illustrator, Python, HEC-RAS, QGis, MODFLOW

Surveying Experience:
Total Station, Kinematic GPS, Ground Penetrating
Radar, Terrestrial LiDAR, Resistivity, Magnetic

Additional Information:
Hopkins AJ, Snyder NP. Submitted. Performance
Evaluation of Three DEM-based Fluvial Terrace
Mapping Methods. Letters to Essex.

Invited Presentations:
Hopkins AJ. 2013. Applications of LiDAR derived
Digital Elevation Models for Geomorphic and River
Restoration Research. Environmental Protection
Agency: Boston.

Conference Presentations:
Hopkins AJ, Snyder NP. 2013. Comparison of Methods
to Map and Measure River Terraces using High-
Resolution Airborne LiDAR Data. American
Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Hopkins AJ, Grigsby S, Ustin S. 2012. Determining
Leaf-Angle Distribution of Vineyards in Delano, CA
Using Terrestrial LiDAR. American Geophysical Union
Fall Meeting.

Hopkins AJ, Flores AN. 2011. Potential application of
NASA SMAP radar data to detect the aerial extent of
snowpack melt. American Geophysical Union Fall

Hopkins AJ, Riley K, Pierce JL. 2011. Wildfires, debris
flows, and climate: Using modern and ancient
deposits to reconstruct Holocene sediment yields in
central Idaho. American Geophysical Union Fall

Honors and Volunteer Work:
- Idaho Conservation League - Volunteer (May 2009 –
August 2009; May 2015-present)
- Boise State University Civic Leadership Scholarship
(4 years)
- BSU Geology Department – Outstanding Graduating
Senior Award
- Volunteer Services Board at Boise State University -
Environmental Coordinator (May 2010 – May 2011).

Available upon request.

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