Richard Hooper is currently a Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. He is Director Emeritus and was the founding Executive Director of CUAHSI. He continues to help out CUAHSI by providing user input on CUAHSI’s data services and is interested in applying the National Water Model to experimental catchments like the Critical Zone Observatories. Prior to joining CUAHSI, Richard was a Research Hydrologist with the US Geological Survey, initially working at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed and then managing two national-scale water quality monitoring networks for the Office of Water Quality. Richard holds an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Cornell University. Outside of work, Richard and his wife enjoy traveling, reading, and cooking together.