Patty Newman is a geologist and GIS analyst with expertise in hydrogeologic and environmental mapping, soil and groundwater sampling, field logging, lithologic descriptions, and oversight of drilling, sampling, and well completion activities.
She has worked as a well-site geologist during drilling, construction, and development of groundwater monitoring wells at numerous project locations in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, which included documenting drill site activity, lithologic descriptions, monitoring downhole activity, and collection of soil, core, groundwater, and surface water samples for laboratory analysis. She has experience in working with a variety of drilling methods, including air rotary, sonic, cable-tool, and direct push.
Patty has expertise in designing maps and figures for various hydrogeologic and environmental projects, which included creating and maintaining personal and file geodatabases, querying and editing spatial data, georeferencing raster data, compiling data from outside sources, and creating ArcGIS data from different forms of media. She is proficient in using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat 10, Adobe Illustrator, and various GPS instruments. Her field and lab experience includes calibration of multi-parameter sampling meters and measurements of pH, alkalinity, turbidity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, ORP, and total dissolved solids. She is skilled in using pressure transducers and data loggers to collect aquifer level data. Her experience in soil analysis includes field descriptions, particle size and distribution, moisture content, sample collection, and lab work prep. She is skilled in preparing technical documents and reports that support field project activities.
Education & Certifications
Master of Science, Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) - University of Southern California, Expected: 2019
Bachelor of Science, Geology - Washington State University, 2012
HAZWOPER - 40-Hour OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (current since 2014)