My career in the United States Geological Survey began in 2011 working as an intern while studying at Mansfield University. Throughout my internship I was tought many aspects of the job pertaining to stream gaging and maintaining a full field trip. Along with this experience I acquired knowledge regarding gage construction, gage operations, and different tactics to complete operations in the field. This knowledge gave me the skills and confidence needed to be where I am today. After my internship ended, I transitioned into a full time employee where I am now responsible for stream gages across the South central part of New York State. I am thankful for the opportunity that I have worked hard for and I look forward to advancing my career with the USGS.