Board Member of the Month
NWRA would like to introduce its members to one of its new Board of Directors, Mr. Connor Newman. Mr. Newman is currently employed by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. “I live in Reno with my wonderful wife and two dogs. When not thinking about geochemistry and hydrogeology, I enjoy spending time with my family outside and doing any activity when the weather is right to include snowboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, camping, and biking. I have a passion for public lands and enjoy volunteering in National and State Parks to teach the public about the geologic processes that shape our planet.”
Mr. Newman received a Bachelors in Geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he completed research on sandstone architecture. He then completed his Masters in Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno where he researched processes controlling arsenic, manganese, and iron in a Nevada mine pit lake.
Prior to joining NDEP in his current position working on mining groundwater projects, Mr. Newman worked in a variety of different organizations including at an open pit molybdenum mine in Colorado and at a National Monument in Oregon. Mr. Newman also worked as a mining hydrogeology and geochemistry consultant based out of Denver before coming to Reno.
Mr. Newman first became involved with NWRA as a student member at the University of Nevada, Reno. He attended several events hosted by NWRA. Since finishing his degree, he has remained an NWRA member and has taken an interest in the NWRA journal.
“I hope that NWRA can continue to offer events that are applicable to our members including short courses, workshops, and of course the NWRA Annual Conference. I also hope that NWRA can reach a broader base of professionals and students who may not live in Nevada, but who work in Nevada. By reaching out to more groups I believe NWRA can provide even more useful networking to our membership base.”
Mr. Newman hopes to learn more about what all NWRA members want, and he wants to hear from members! “I hope you contact me during my time on the NWRA board to tell me about your background, interests, and what you want from NWRA.”