Jena Huntington

Jena is a project hydrologist with the USGS in Carson City, NV.

Biography

Jena Huntington started her hydrology career with the U.S. Geological Survey constructing and calibrating groundwater models. Her work since has included basin water budgets, groundwater flow, evapotranspiration, geothermal and basin-fill aquifer connectivity, groundwater quality at the local, basin, and regional scales, and localized surface water quality. Jena's experience sampling groundwater quality has lead her to join the national groundwater quality instructors team where she helps teach water quality field methods.

Education
M.S. in Hydrogeology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2006
B.S. in Geoscience, Northland College, 2003

Employment
2003 - 2005 Research Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno
2005 - 2006 SCEP student, U.S. Geological Survey, Carson City, NV
2006 - Present Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Carson City, NV

Professional Memberships
National Groundwater Association (NGWA)
American Geophysical Association (AGU)
Nevada Water Resources Association (NWRA), Board Member 2016 - Present

Media Highlights

Nevada Wells Test Positive for Polonium: Geotimes Article

Nevada Division of Forestry works to eliminate wildfire risk: Nevada Appeal Article

Agencies Prepare Forest to Withstand Wildfire: 2News TV Interview