Sarah Beganskas

DEWN (2021)

Water Resource Scientist

Delaware River Basin Commission

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

I am a Water Resource Scientist at the Delaware River Basin Commission, a federal-interstate government agency that manages and protects water resources in the Delaware River Basin (including parts of NY, NJ, PA, and DE).

Prior to joining DRBC, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Temple University, where my work focused on mitigating sediment pollution and high temperatures in urban streams around Philadelphia. While at Temple, I organized a citizen science program and trained community volunteers to collect stream temperature data; I also served as President of the Temple University Postdoctoral Association.

I earned my PhD in Hydrology from the University of California Santa Cruz, where I spent 6 years researching and implementing approaches to improve groundwater supply and quality in Central Coastal California.