Monica A. Chasten

Project Manager, Operations Division, Philadelphia District


Monica Chasten is a Coastal Engineer and Project Manager with the Operations Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Philadelphia.  Her responsibilities include oversight of federal coastal navigation projects in New Jersey and Delaware.

Ms. Chasten has over 37 years of experience with hydraulic and coastal engineering projects specializing in dredging, beach nourishment, inlet processes, regional sediment management and coastal structures.  Serving as the lead for the Philadelphia District’s Engineering with Nature Proving Ground and a co-founder of the Seven Mile Island Innovation Laboratory, she has been instrumental in developing, constructing, and monitoring innovative projects that use dredged material to restore marsh and support resilient shorelines.

Dedicated to advancing science and evolving practice along our dynamic coasts, Ms. Chasten started her career at the Corps’ Coastal Engineering Research Center.  She received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University and an M.S. in Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering from Lehigh University.

Monica A. Chasten

Podcast Appearances

Monica Chasten grew up in Vineland, NJ, close to southern New Jersey beaches where her parents and grandparents fostered her love for the coast. Wi......
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Monica A. Chasten

Built Projects

Figure 1. Photo of Mordecai Island in 2019. Background Mordecai is an undeveloped back barrier island that runs parallel to the Barnegat Bay ......
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