Kelly joined Bison Engineering as part of the Source Testing group in 2015. Kelly holds PhD and Master’s degrees in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College in Chemistry and Russian Area Studies. Her primary responsibilities include processing of field data, report generation and quality assurance. As part of her role she works to improve existing, and develop new, tools and templates for data processing. She is also proficient in EPA source testing methodology and works with the Source Testing group to conduct compliance and informational testing at all types of industrial facilities.
Prior to her work with Bison, Kelly conducted laboratory- and field-based investigations of cloud and aerosol microphysics in the atmosphere. This included collaborative research projects based in the UK, Saharan desert, Iceland, and Svalbard.
Kelly is currently a fellow for a joint program between the Department of State and EPA called DOSAir. She has been paired with the US Embassy in Bahrain to help them establish a long-term air quality monitoring program and make real-time air quality data publicly available. She also provides technical and policy-level advice related to air pollution there.
Kelly is certified in the following: 40 Hr. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Visible Emissions Evaluator for Method 9, Basic Medic First Aid with CPR, and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) trained.
In her free time Kelly enjoys rafting, trail running, skiing, baking bread and home-brewing.