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New Faces

New Faces at SDTDC and MTDC

Photo of Maureen Kestler.Maureen Kestler joined SDTDC in 2006 as a civil engineer. She started her career at the White Mountain National Forest before transferring to the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, where she worked for 13 years. Maureen's primary responsibilities there were to conduct pavement research and acquire funding for a team of researchers. In 2001, she returned to the Forest Service as a geotechnical engineer for the Eastern Region's Technical Services Team. Maureen has two bachelor's degrees from the University of New Hampshire, a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University.

Photo of Sydney Bacon.Sydney Bacon started at MTDC as a temporary employee at the front desk in August 2007. In December, she became a biological scientist career intern. Syd worked for the Lolo National Forest as the assistant to the forest archeologist while pursuing her master's degree in forensic anthropology at the University of Montana, where she also received her bachelor's degree in archeology.

Photo of Sam Wu.Sam Wu joined SDTDC in June 2007 and serves as the project leader for fire specifications and standards. Sam also has worked as a mechanical engineer in Houston, TX, for a private engineering firm and served in Guinea, West Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

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