Reston Biogeochemical Processes in Groundwater Laboratory

Kalla Fleger, Environmental Steward

Kalla Fleger

Hydrologic Technician


Virginia Tech University, BS 2017, enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a major in Environmental Science with an option in Water Quality.

Research Interests

My research focuses on field work and analyses of samples collected from a tributary in West Virginia, close in proximity to a wastewater injection well. I have measured field parameters including pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen; and laboratory analyses of cations, anions, NVDOC (non-volatile dissolved organic carbon)and alkalinity, while also pursuing a degree in Environmental Science at Virginia Tech. I plan to continue my research and potentially start my own project dealing with water quality testing. I am interested in marine ecology and sustainability of an aquatic ecosystem.