Erin Miller│ Associate Scientist, Assistant Project Manager
Erin graduated from Clark University in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental and Conservation Biology. She published her master’s thesis focused on the impacts of urban development on organic matter transport in headwater stream systems. During her master’s work she interned as a diver assisting in Eurasian watermilfoil and curly-leaf pondweed eradication projects in lakes in Adirondack Park, NY. After graduation Erin spent a field season working for the Aquatic Restoration and Research Institute in Alaska, where she led a team studying juvenile salmon populations and their habitat for the National Fish Habitat Partnership. She then moved to Lake Tahoe where she spent the next eight seasons working for the US Forest Service developing and implementing aquatic habitat restoration projects for Lahontan cutthroat trout, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, and Western pearlshell mussel. Erin is also an EMT and Wilderness First Responder, having spent many winters in Lake Tahoe working as a professional ski patroller. She is a licensed blaster for avalanche mitigation work and is trained as an avalanche rescue dog handler. Erin is excited grow with the MTS team in Lake Tahoe.