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Water Resources Technician
Jude Platz is a temporary Water Resources Technician and has formerly worked as an undergraduate student worker on the Three Rivers Quest (3RQ) Project. In this new role, Jude will work extensively with WVWRI’s online ArcGIS maps, conduct routine and targeted water sampling, work with water data, and help advise other undergraduate students as needed. Jude graduated from West Virginia University in December 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and a minor in Mathematics. Outside of the office, Jude is an avid runner, and is currently training for a marathon. He also enjoys hiking, cooking, and video games. Jude will be pursuing a Ph.D. in environmental economics beginning in Fall 2022 and is interested in studying sustainability issues in developing economies.