Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Kelly Nifong, a military brat, graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Marine Science degree and a minor in Coastal Geology in May 2013. Her undergraduate thesis was, “Benthic Habitat Mapping in Long Island Sound, NY,” which stemmed from her work aboard the NOAA ship the Thomas Jefferson during her NOAA Hollings Scholarship internship. While as an undergraduate, Kelly was able gain research experience through a GK-12 internship and by working for and with research scientists and master's students at CCU. Her interest in ocean mapping was largely influenced and confirmed by her time spent working with the crew and officers of the Thomas Jefferson. She is currently a Master’s student with the Earth Science department concentrating on Ocean Mapping.
Kelly enjoys spending her free time with her new husband, Jason, and her dog, Tumbles. She loves hot wings, live music, watching the NFL, and is a huge Green Bay Packers fan. She is hoping to learn to ski and find other ways to enjoy her first winter in the northeast!