Leslie A DeSimone

Biography

Leslie DeSimone is a hydrologist in the USGS New England Water Science Center in Northborough, MA, serving as the Center Water-Quality Specialist and as an analyst for the National Water-Quality Assessment Project. 

Current work includes:

  • Machine-learning models of groundwater quality in the mid-Atlantic region
  • Technical assistance on water-quality data and studies in New England
  • Water-quality database management

Recent work includes:

  • National compilations of water quality in U.S. Principal Aquifers and in domestic wells
  • Mapping bedrock well yield in eastern Massachusetts

Leslie started with USGS in 1988 and has worked on a broad range of studies on topics such as contaminant occurrence and transport in groundwater, surface-water quality trends and loads, and groundwater flow and availability. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Geology from Boston University, Boston, MA, and a B.A. from St. John's College, Annapolis, MD.