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Jeni Keisman, Ph.D.

Jeni Keisman is a Biologist working for the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center. 

Since joining the USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center in 2014, Jeni has focused primarily on coordinating research to explain factors affecting trends in Chesapeake Bay water quality and habitat conditions.

Professional Experience

  • Prior experiences include a fellowship at the DoE where she tackled projects related to the “Water-Energy Nexus”, a grantee position at the EPA analyzing attainment of Chesapeake Bay water quality standards, dissertation research on nutrient cycling under different tree species in temperate forests, and a stint in the private sector producing financial software to track corporate insider trading.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D.: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

  • M.S.: Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology, University of Maryland

  • B.A.: History from St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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