Nicole Fenton is a Hydrologist in San Diego, CA and has been with the CAWSC since 2016. Her work is primarily in creating geologic framework models and water research drilling.
After receiving her BS in Geological Sciences and BA in Communication from SUNY University at Buffalo in 2013, Nicole mudlogged in the gas fields of the Marcellus in northeastern Pennsylvania for just under 2 years before returning to school for her masters. She completed her M.S. in Geological Sciences at San Diego State University in December 2018 with her thesis Zircon U-Pb Dating of Tuff in the Monterey Formation of California by Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.
She began her career with the CAWSC as a Student Contractor with the COGG program in early 2016 and was hired as a Pathways Intern in the Groundwater Availability and Use Assessments program in 2017.
Nicole is one of the onsite geologists for the CAWSC drilling program and is responsible for detailing well cuttings of water monitoring wells in southern and central California and as well as conducting research to create hydrogeologic models throughout California.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys listening to music (especially Harry Styles), attending concerts, reading and, much to the delight of her coworkers, baking.