Lauren Grimley

Research Scientist

Lauren Grimley has an M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering with a focus on water resources from the University of Iowa at Iowa City. She is from Houston, Texas, but adventured to the Midwest to complete her schooling. She is excited to be back in the south as an early career engineer working towards a Professional Engineering License.

At the Iowa Flood Center, her M.S. research focused on gaining a better understanding of how urban rainfall runoff dynamics and spatio-temporal variability of radar rainfall impact streamflow predictions. She has participated in the National Water Center Summer Innovators Program organized by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) both as a Research Fellow and a Course Coordinator.

Grimley spent two summers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she collaborated intensively with students and experts to develop and work on projects designed to contribute to the National Water Center’s goals of enhancing water related products and decision support services across the country. She has experience in hyper-resolution modeling and urban flood modeling, but she is also interested in real-time forecasting and data management and visualization. Grimley enjoys traveling, all outdoor activities, sports, and playing board games.