Mitchell Donovan

Maryland

Mitchell Donovan

Maryland

I am currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland- Baltimore County within the Geography and Environmental Systems Department. I am studying geomorphology, fluvial sedimentology, and hydrology, with a focus on sediment transport and mechanisms governing erosion into the Chesapeake Bay. My work will aid in the resolution of excessive sedimentation in the Bay, which has recently resulted in 'rain taxes' for many citizens along the East Coast. This work is expected to be published by the Spring of 2014. Upon publishing my Master's work, I plan to pursue Ph.D. opportunities or work focused on research within earth sciences.

In addition to this work, I have developed a diversity of aptitudes, including cartography, data visualization, graphic design, photography, coding and all aspects earth science. My competence in these areas have allowed me to be capable of combining art and scientific data to produce aesthetic maps and images very capable of communicating results clearly and succinctly. Through the use of programs such as ArcMap, MATLAB, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, and ERDAS Imagine, I can produce effective displays of data, publishable maps, consice graphs, and noteworthy graphics to clearly illustrate scientific ideas and results.

  • Work
    • U.S. Geological Survey- Hydrologic Technian
  • Education
    • (Ongoing) Graduate Student; UMBC, Geography and Environmental Systems