Kaitlyn Colella

Biography

Kaitlyn started her career with the USGS as a volunteer the summer of 2011. She was a student contractor from September 2012 until June 2015 when she was hired as term hydrologist. Kaitlyn graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelors in Geology and Masters in Hydrogeology. She has been a part of several different water-quality projects including sampling groundwater across Long Island, NESQA stream sampling, Hurricane Sandy sediment sampling, dissolved oxygen monitoring program, and maintained 5 real-time water-quality estuary gages. Kaitlyn transferred to the Troy office in 2017 and has been involved in several projects across NY state that involve stream and groundwater sampling.