Jeni Keisman, Ph.D.


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. Prior experiences include a fellowship at the Department of Energy 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. Jeni holds a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, a M.S. in Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in History from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.