About Erin Bray


(415) 405-2433


Assistant Professor

College of Science and Engineering


At SF State Since:



Dr. Erin Bray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences at San Francisco State University. Previously she was Co-Lead of the Water Science program at California State University, Northridge. Erin was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley in 2014 where she worked with the Berkeley Riverlab on topics related to gravel bars. She completed her PhD at the University of California Santa Barbara, and received an M.A. at Brown University and a B.S. at Cornell University. Dr. Bray's research is in environmental hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, with emphasis on rivers, river restoration, and water resources management. Her teaching and research is focused on understanding the effects of human activities to rivers and adapting to freshwater challenges in unexpected ways.

Dr. Bray is currently accepting Master's degree students. Enthusiastic and motivated students at all levels are encouraged to contact Erin about opportunities to join the SFSU Rivers research group.