Kim Quesnel is a PhD candidate at Stanford University in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in the Urban Water Policy and Innovation group led by Newsha Ajami. Her research concentrates on water policy, innovative approaches to financing, water use behavior, smart meters, and demand forecasting through Stanford’s Water in the West program and the NSF’s Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt).
Prior to coming to Stanford, Quesnel worked as a civil engineer in Denver, Colorado in the field of environmental remediation, responsible for both technical design work and project management. She has also worked on a wide range of water-related research projects including the laboratory investigation of tsunami wave breaking, the assessment and design of water filtration in rural Thailand, and the study of glacier hydrology through field research in Alaska.
Quesnel received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology from Stanford University.