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Ashley Bussell

Ashley is a physical scientist for the Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center in Helena, Montana where she investigates water quality dynamics and its effects on the biological structure of streams and lakes.

She began her career with the USGS in 2016 as a pathway’s student in Austin, TX working in the lab analyzing glyphosate samples for the Regional Stream Quality Assessment (RSQA) and studying groundwater quality as a part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA). After graduating with her MS, she took a position as a physical scientist with the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center in Ruston, LA. For the next several years she investigated groundwater use, availability, and water quality as a part of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain Regional Availability Study and the Integrated Water Availability Assessment of the Chicot Aquifer System in southwestern Louisiana.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. Environmental Management and Sustainability, St. Edwards University – Austin, TX

  • Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK

  • A.S. Biology, Northern Oklahoma College – Stillwater, OK

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