Elisabeth Newman

Biography

Elisabeth Newman joined the USGS California Water Science Center team as a hydrologic technician in 2020. Elisabeth earned a BS in Chemistry in 2018 from California State University, Sacramento and is currently in pursuit of a MS in Chemistry from the same university. In her university research, Elisabeth developed methods to quantify contaminants of emerging concern, such as artificial sweeteners and pharmaceutical products, in surface and ground water using gas chromatography flame ionization detection (GC-FID) and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). At the water science center, Elisabeth works in the trace metal lab where she processes and prepares water samples for trace metal analysis. When not in the laboratory, Elisabeth enjoys watching the television show Bones, reading, kayaking, and hiking.