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Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110, United States
February 05, 2018

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Casey Gierke

Albuquerque, NM *****



Hydrogeologist (February 2013-Present)

Lee Wilson & Associates, Albuquerque, NM

Wetland hydrology monitoring and restoration, locate monitoring and exploration wells, oversee well drilling and completion, well development, log drill cuttings, stream gaging, groundwater measurement and sampling, installation and maintenance of monitoring equipment, mapping of hydrologic and geologic features, vegetation surveying, ground verification of irrigated acreage estimates, data interpretation, database creation and administration, GIS analysis, MODFLOW model runs, water table and contaminant mapping, mapping based on historic aerial imagery, report preparation, presentations, litigation support, draft water rights leases, water rights research and application preparation. Research Assistant (September 2010-August 2012)

New Mexico Bureau of Geology, Socorro, NM

Organization and design of a field campaign to determine tree water sources, management of grant-in-aid budget, cryogenic vacuum distillations of twig and soil water, operation and maintenance of a Picarro Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer and construction and deployment of sap flow sensors.

Teaching Assistant (August 2011-December 2011)

New Mexico Tech (NMT), Socorro, NM.

Creation, revision and logistic planning of labs for “Hydrology Theory and Field Methods.” Labs included: Hele-Shaw saltwater intrusion models, aquifer surface surveying, stream gauging, slug tests, solute breakthrough curves, vadose zone infiltration and matric potential assessments.

English Teacher/ Translator (February 2008-May 2011) Blue Bell Idiomas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Planning and preparing one-on-one language classes catered toward professional interests as well as specific certifications. Translation of travel magazine from Portuguese to English for web publication. English Teacher (July 2008-November 2008)

Chilean Ministry of Education, Puerto Natales, Chile Planning and conducting English as Second Language (ESL) classes in a public primary school for grades 3-8. Average class size was 15-20 students. Course work was developed based on age and interest and conducted largely in Spanish.

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MS Hydrology 2012

New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM GPA: 3.76

Thesis title: “Sourcing Tree Water in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico: A Stable Isotope Study.”

This study was part of the Sacramento Mountain Watershed Study, a project aimed to assess the effects of tree thinning on aquifer recharge. My role was to analyze the stable isotopes of tree water samples and match results to samples from possible sources. This information was used to determine if trees use water stored in soils or aquifers in order to understand how they interact with the hydrologic system and if their removal could result in increased groundwater recharge. BA (Liberal Arts with emphasis in Asian Studies) 2005 University of Montana, Missoula, MT GPA: 3.77

Minor in Media Arts

Semester Abroad at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan 2003 Semester Abroad at PUC, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2010 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Taos Pueblo Water Administration Office Summit; (December 2014) Oral presentations

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting; (December 2014/12) Poster presentation

Geologic Society of America Rocky Mountain Meeting; (May 2012) Oral presentation

New Mexico Geologic Society Spring Meeting; (April 2012) Oral presentation

Geologic Society of America Fall Meeting; (October 2011) Poster presentation


Honorable Mention: Best Graduate Oral Presentation (May 2012) Judging panel

Graduate Student Association Travel Scholarship (October 2011) Student reviewed proposal

New Mexico Geologic Society Grant-in-Aid (March 2011) Committee reviewed proposal


Python, R, MySQL, SQL Server, Git, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, MATLAB.


Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Intermediate Japanese.

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