Alanna Jornigan

Biography

Alanna Jornigan is a Hydrologic Technician at the New Mexico Water Science Center. Since joining the USGS as a student in 2008, Alanna has worked on a wide variety of projects including (but not limited to): measuring groundwater levels across the state, maintaining early warning precipitation gages in burn scars, assessing the safety risk posed by discontinued gaging stations throughout the state of New Mexico, conducting vegetation surveys in wetland areas, and working as a part of the QW team for both surface and groundwater. She is both a CPR, Basic First Aid, and ASHI Wilderness First Aid Instructor. For her efforts as lead instructor in Wilderness First Aid in the NMWSC, Alanna received a Bureau Honorary Safety Award in 2017.

 

Education:

  • B.S. Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, 2015

Professional Experience:

  • 2016 to present: Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2015 to 2016: Environmental Stewards Intern (Post-Fire Ecology), Bandelier National Monument and U.S. Geological Survey, Jemez Mountains Field Station, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • 2008 to 2015: Hydrologic Aid, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico