Tori Heckart Resume
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Location: Golden, CO, USA
School: Colorado School of Mines
Major: Environmental Engineering

Tori Heckart Resume

Tori Heckart
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EDUCATION
Colorado School of Mines: Golden, CO, 80401
• MS in Civil Engineering: December 2020 | GPA: 4.0
• BS in Environmental Engineering: May 2020 | Major GPA: 4.0, Cumulative GPA: 3.8
Member of Tau Beta Pi since 2019
Relevant Coursework: Water and Wastewater Treatment, Hydrology, Hydrology and Water Resources Lab, Fluid Mechanics, Site Remediation, Onsite Water Reclamation and Reuse
Awards and Honors: Dean’s List (5 semesters), Honors List (2 semesters), Presidential Scholarship

EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Ozone Pilot Study, CSM, Golden, CO | August 2019 - Current
• Collect water samples from DPR pilot and prepare samples for TOC/DOC analysis
• Prepare and perform UV-254 analysis using mass spectrometer
• Prepare LC-MS samples with solid phase extraction and nitrogen evaporation

Contractor, EPA R.A.R.E Fish Study, METRO Wastewater, Denver, CO | August 2018 & August 2019
• Assisted in deploying over 125 fish at various locations along the S. Platte River and Clear Creek and conducted on site water quality analysis using multimeters
• Recollected fish, removed and weighed gonads, and separated samples for metabolomics and RNA analysis

Intern, EPA Region 8: Brownfield Division, Denver, CO | June 2018 - August 2018
• Developed a S.O.P for Methamphetamine contamination prevention and clean up in tribal housing.
• Conducted a site assessment for a Superfund application in Blue River, CO, by taking soil and water samples

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes, CSM, Golden, CO | November 2018 - August 2019
• Independently designed & conducted experiments to study horizontal water movement during plant growth
• Compiled and analyzed soil moisture data in Excel to draw conclusions about plant behavior depending on soil type and water schedule

Shift Supervisor, Starbucks Coffee Co, Golden, CO | November 2014 - August 2019
• Initiated store recycling and donation programs
• Supervised crews of 6-8 team members, placed and received daily orders, & encouraged positive team dynamics
• Answered and resolved customer questions and concerns

RELEVANT PROJECTS
Senior Design Project: Drinking Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project | Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
• Water treatment plant improvement evaluation for the Henderson Molybdenum Mill Water Treatment Plant
• Goal is to redesign current treatment to address elevated DBPs in distribution system
• Designing system utilizing ozone, microfiltration membranes, biologically active filtration, and chlorine disinfection

Concept Design for Nutrient Removal at Colorado Springs Utilities’ Water Resource Recovery Facility | Spring 2020
• Semester project with the goal of retrofitting the current water treatment plant to meet updated nutrient loading requirements put in place by CO Regulation 31
• Design will be entered into the WEFTEC Student Design Competition


Field Session | Summer 2019
• Performed water quality analysis including ICP-MS and presented findings to the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation
• Measured flow rates using float tests, Manning’s Equation, and velocity area method
• Gained experience with ozone, UV, GAC, and various membrane technologies

Improving Sustainability at Mines Initiative | Fall 2019
• Created a proposal & presented to President of Mines to improve student-based sustainable design incorporation on campus

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
• Proficiency in Rstudio, HEC-HMS, C++, and basic ArcGIS
• Analytical Thinking
• Leadership
• Organization & Time Management
• Problem Solving
• Excellent Verbal and Written Communication

verbal communication, written communication, Rstudio, wastewater, water resources