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Thomas Heibel

Thomas Heibel

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

T.J. joined Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) in August 2015 and is a Program Manager with the Ecology Group working mainly with the hydropower portion of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office. T.J. is based just outside Washington, DC in College Park, MD, co-located with the Joint Global Change Research Institute near the University of Maryland. Prior to joining PNNL, T.J. worked for BCS, Incorporated contracting with DOE's Water Power Technologies Office (2011-2015) and the Bioenergy Technologies Office (2009-2010) doing everything from strategic planning and project management to budget execution and communications work. Most recently T.J. led the Hydropower Vision strategic planning effort and, in addition to his other duties, continues to stay significantly engaged with that project at PNNL.

Prior to working with DOE, T.J. received his BS in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego (2003) and his MS in Conservation Biology from The University of Queensland in Australia (2005) where he focused on the environmental management of coastal systems, integrating biological needs with human uses on a watershed scale. After receiving his Master's degree, T.J. worked at The Nature Conservancy (2005–2009), where he helped set international freshwater conservation priorities.

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