Kathryn Fitzgibbons




Assistant Scientist, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.



Stanford University
Stanford, CA

M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, expected June 2005
Program Focus: Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology

St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY

Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude, awarded May 2002
Major: Physics; Minor: Math
Overall GPA: 3.66/4.00



Searsville Lake, Stanford University
Winter Quarter 2005 - present



  • Working with Dr. Freyberg, hydrologist and faculty member, to develop new projects relating to water and sediment transport studies of Searsville Lake.

  • Participated in surveying of wells - some preliminary work with GIS is planned

  • In charge of weekly monitoring of approx. 10 piezometers within the lake system


Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Stanford University
Winter Quarter 2005

  • Assisted Ph.D. candidate and visiting professor on laboratory work dealing with flow fields around coral heads

  • In charge of measurements and analysis to quantify topographic variability or 'roughness' of the corals in the flume

NSF Summer Intern, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Summer 2001

  • Developed and conducted a preliminary research project on the ecology of Piermont Marsh, Nyack, NY

  • Attended seminars on topics relevant to research currently underway at LDEO

Professional Development


Production Assistant Audio Manufacturing, Random House, Inc., NYC
August 2002 - July 2004

  • Manage all audio reprints based on sales analysis

  • Co-ordinate and schedule with outside vendors for all aspects of audiobook production

  • Keep record of art issues, author requests, master locations and print history for all titles

  • Participate in weekly meetings analyzing sales and print decisions for current titles and reprints

Fall 2001

Physics Department, St. Lawrence University

Teaching Assistant
Fall 1999 - Spring 2000

Physics Department, St. Lawrence University




School of Engineering Fellowship, Stanford University, Awarded Fall 2004

Phi Beta Kappa, St. Lawrence University, Inducted Spring 2002

Howard C. Fay Memorial Award, St. Lawrence University, Spring 2002. Awarded to outstanding Senior Physics Major

Greek Woman of the Year, St. Lawrence University, Spring 2002. Awarded to Sr. Greek woman most involved on campus/in community

Inger Jo Hanson Memorial Citizenship Award, St. Lawrence University, Spring 2001. Awarded to the Jr. woman best exemplifying the qualities of good citizenship at St. Lawrence

Mary Reklis Award, St. Lawrence University, Spring 2001. Awarded to outstanding Junior Physics Major

Dean's List, St. Lawrence University, Fall 1998, Spring 1999, 2000, 2001

Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Society, Inducted Fall 2000.

Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honorary, Inducted Spring 2000

Bradley R. Evers Outstanding First Year Student Award, Spring 1999

University Scholarship, St. Lawrence University, Awarded Spring 1998. Merit-based tuition award

Girl Scout Gold Award, Adirondack GSC, NY, Awarded Spring 1997


Computer Skills



MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mat lab, SAP

Leadership & Volunteer Experience


Spring 2004

Assistant Girl Scout Leader, GSCGNY, NYC

Spring 2001 - Spring 2002

Student Delegate to the board of Trustees, St. Lawrence University

  • Serve as a liaison between the students and the Board of Trustees

  • Submit and present formal reports to the Trustees, administration, and student body of the University

  • Serve on the executive board of the Thelomathesian Society, the University's student government

Fall 2001 - Summer 2002

Habitat Bicycle Challenge, New Haven, CT

  • Raised $3,500 for the New Haven chapter of Habitat for Humanity

  • Cycled cross-country raising awareness for the organization and volunteer on projects

Fall 1999 - January 2002

Community Assistant, (RA), St. Lawrence University

  • Serve as liaison between students, faculty, and residential staff

  • Trained in crisis intervention and conflict mediation

Fall 1998 - present

Big Brother/Sister, Canton, NY

Fall 1999 - May 2002

Society of Physics Students, President, St. Lawrence University