Rachel is the Principal-in-Charge of NTM’s H&H and permitting group and a civil engineer who specializes in water resources engineering. She offers over 15 years of engineering experience, specializing in various disciplines, including performing hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) studies, developing and presenting engineering technical training courses, and conducting collegiate research. As a designer and engineer, she has developed H&H reports for various PennDOT, NYSDOT, and MEDOT bridge and culvert replacement projects. Rachel conducted PennDOT’s first 2D hydraulic model analysis using the Surface Water Modeling System (SMS) software, and she is proficient with HEC-RAS, HY-8, PEAKFQ, EFH-2, and WMS. She also presented on when 2D modeling is appropriate at the PennDOT H&H Coordinators’ and Managers’ Meetings and for the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Floodplain Management Association.
Rachel earned her BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She holds professional engineering licenses in Pennsylvania and Delaware and is a PennDOT Certified Instructor. Rachel served as a research assistant at Penn State, where she studied stream restoration techniques and developed monitoring criteria for restoration sites.