Chelsea Smith is a field scientist at Creek Run. She joined Creek Run in October 2015. Chelsea graduated with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and minors in Criminal Justice and Music Theory from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Chelsea is primarily responsible for groundwater sampling, creating groundwater flow and contaminant plume maps, technical report writing, and surveying monitoring wells. She has completed the OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training and attends refresher courses yearly.
During her college career, Chelsea worked on a project to determine trends that occurred in a small wastewater treatment plant regarding daily flows, pH levels, dissolved oxygen, and biological oxygen demand. She completed an internship with DNR employees at the Salamonie Reservoir in Huntington, Indiana in conjunction with this project. She presented her results, as well as information about wastewater treatment, to the Chemistry students at Southern Wells High School.
In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her friends and family, singing with the worship team at church, and performing in local theaters.