Kayla Burch is a Field Scientist at Creek Run. She earned a B.A. in Biology from Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis in 2015. She will graduate from Ball State with an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management in May 2019. During her master’s program, she served as the Water Resources TA for her department. She conducted thesis research on the efficiency of wastewater treatments plants in removing antibiotics. An extension of her research, “Removal efficiency of commonly prescribed antibiotics via tertiary wastewater treatment,” was published in the Environmental Science and Pollution Research journal.
Prior to working at Creek Run, Kayla was a site safety officer and project coordinator for superfund remediation projects. At Creek Run, she is responsible for soil and groundwater sampling, creating groundwater flow and contaminant plume maps, surveying monitoring wells, and technical report writing.
Kayla has completed the OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER and Radiation Safety and Control training.
In her spare time, Kayla enjoys reading, various outdoor activities, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.