Niah Venable received her Earth Sciences PhD from Colorado State University in Watershed Science. Her dissertation research focused on hydroclimatic change in the Khangai Mountain region both over the last few decades using meteorological and streamflow data, and last few centuries using tree-ring data. Her other degrees are in Hydrogeology (M.S. Earth Science, Western Michigan University) and Forestry (B.S. Forestry, Geology minor, Oklahoma State University). After completing her doctoral degree in 2016, she worked for the Colorado State Forest Service on a postdoctoral project for the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Legislature culminating in a report entitled, "Forest Management to Protect Colorado’s Water Resources: A Synthesis Report to Support House Bill 16-255." Niah is a research scientist for the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. She has been an instructor for the Department of Geosciences, and is currently an instructor for the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at CSU. She also teaches Watershed Science for the Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements course held during the summer at the CSU Mountain Campus.