Ms. Stepp holds a B.S. in Environmental Resources Engineering from State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She is a certified Engineer-in-Training with research experience in geospatial and water resources engineering involving GIS-based modeling, Spatial Analysis, and Hydrologic Modeling. During college, she was a Climbing, Caving and Canyoneering Guide in upstate New York, exploring the granite and limestone cliffs and caves of the Northeast. Ms. Stepp has over two years of experience conducting habitat assessments, performing construction quality assurance, sampling soil and groundwater, and developing environmental compliance tools. At NSD, she works with the restoration design team providing hydraulic and hydrologic modeling using HEC-RAS and 2-D models, and AutoCAD design of engineered logjams. Her project experience has focused in the Chehalis and Yakima River basins.