Student Subcommittee


AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee (H3S) is a group of motivated students and early career scientists who strive to provide student and early career hydrologists with opportunities for professional development as well as social interaction and networking within the broader geosciences community. we achieve our goal by organizing activities at AGU Meetings and year-round.


The committee currently comprises seventeen students elected by members from the previous year through an online application process. Each member serves a minimum of two calendar years. Meetings are held once every month and are led by the committee chair. This member is the spokesperson for the committee and has veto/tiebreaker rights over group decisions. The committee co-chair is first substitute in the chair’s absence, and this person also assumes leadership as chair the following year.

Leila Saberi – University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Vice-Chair: Julia Guimond – University of Delaware

Members (2020)

  • Alexander Martinez – University of California – Irvine

  • Bahram Khazaei – National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

  • Brian Redder – Pennsylvania State University

  • Brenden O’Leary – Wayne State University

  • David Litwin – Johns Hopkins University

  • Danyka Byrnes – University of Waterloo

  • Danielle Tijerina – Colorado School of Mines

  • Dagmar Henner – Graz Wegener Center

  • Emilio Grande – University of California Santa Cruz

  • Esther Lee – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Irene Garousi-Nejad – Utah State University

  • Julianne Davis – Syracuse University

  • Jerom Aerts – Delft University of Technology

  • Katarena Matos – Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

  • Nowfel Mahmud – Tennessee Technological University

  • Tom Glose – Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas

H3S-related Activities

Student and Early Career Conference (SECC) at the AGU Fall Meeting:

The goal of the conference is to illuminate the path forward for early-career scientists as AGU enters into its centennial and provides insights and transferable skill-building opportunities for its participants.

Registrations for the SEC conference will be open at the same time as the AGU Fall Meeting. 

Cyber-seminars and Cyber-panels throughout the year:

Every year, we hold cyber-panels and cyber-seminars throughout the year, in collaboration with CUAHSI with the goal of providing students and early career hydrologists to highlight their research and to provide guidance for students and early-career scientists who are or will soon be navigating the job application process.

In the coming year, we are looking to continue these efforts and also expand our resources towards more activities related to professional development and diversity & inclusion for the Hydrology student and early career body.

Pop-Up Sessions

Pop-Up Talks are exciting sessions organized by H3S to provide a platform for students and early-career scientists to share their vision for the future of the water sciences. During these sessions students, early-career scientists, and anyone interested would give a five-minute “pop-up” talk about how their research impacts society; their vision of the future of geosciences; or their experiences working with diversity initiatives, community engagement, etc.

Contact H3S


Send us an email to to stay updated with our events throughout the year and during AGU.