CW3E Welcomes Janel Mayo

October 4, 2022

Janel Mayo joined CW3E in September 2022 and will serve as a Research Project Manager. She received her B.S. in Geology at Hofstra University in 2015 where she studied coastal geomorphology, sedimentation, and nesting shorebird conservation. She has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center on nesting shorebird and seabird monitoring and productivity studies in Alaska and the South San Francisco Bay. She spent over six years as an environmental consultant on projects throughout California, working on biological surveys and reporting for special-status birds and amphibians, geomorphological studies, and wildfire prevention programs. Some of her most recent consulting work included a long-term habitat restoration project for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to improve water quality, flows to the reservoir, and water security within the San Antonio Watershed. Most recently, she has focused her career on project management for highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary teams with diverse stakeholders such as the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. As a project manager, she has leveraged technology to create efficiencies in project tracking and reporting, as well as developed strategic resource allocation monitoring programs.

At CW3E, her role will be to support program management by assisting with project planning, tracking, and analysis. Janel will provide project management support for the Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO) program: a key activity that develops new science, technology, and numerical modeling tools to aid future reservoir operations for flood control, water supply, and ecosystems. She will implement workflow processes and technology for FIRO implementation and transferability across the western US.