Sara Breitmeyer

Sara Breitmeyer is a chemist with the Water Mission Area in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. 


Sara completed a B.A. in Chemistry & M.S. in Environmental Sciences and supports national USGS projects including advanced capabilities in modeling and the fate and effects of emerging contaminants, such as current-use pesticides and endocrine disrupting chemicals, in the environment. She also works as part of the Water Mission Area national tapwater project through GIS mapping, web application development and R programming. She managed the organic geochemistry laboratory that specialized in the isolation and characterization of natural organic matter in surface water environments and investigated interactions between natural organic matter and trace metal contaminants (e.g. mercury). Other projects include validation of instrumental analysis, metals red-ox determinations, web content management, data collection, and data management strategies.



2016       M.S., Environmental Science, University of Colorado Denver

2013       B.A., Chemistry, University of Colorado Colorado Springs


Professional Appointments

ChemistNew Jersey Water Science CenterUSGS, Lawrenceville, NJ (2019-current)  

Chemist, Project Laboratories Branch (former National Research Program), USGS, Boulder, CO (2015-2019)

Water Quality Technician, Denver Water, Denver, CO (2014-2015)

Environmental Science Research Assistant & Chemistry Program Assistant,  University of Colorado (2011-2014)