Matt Ely


Matt Ely is the Deputy Director for the USGS New England Water Science Center. Matt manages a diverse team of technical specialists, senior scientists, and administrative and IT professionals, establishing directions and priorities for all Center programs. Previously he served as the Associate Director of Hydrologic Interpretive Programs with the New England Water Science Center, Geohydrology Studies Chief with the USGS New Mexico Water Science Center in Albuquerque, and as a project hydrologist with the USGS Washington Water Science Center in Tacoma. He received a B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina and an M.S. in Geoscience from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Matt developed numerous groundwater-flow and watershed models and served as project chief on regional water resource assessments. He has been with the USGS since 1998.