Kelley Curran leads the Highlands Council science team as Science Manager. She is an experienced environmental scientist with more than 20 years in the water resource management field and particular expertise in site-specific assessment and analysis, and stormwater management.

Prior to joining the Highlands Council, Kelley worked primarily in the consulting sector providing environmental research, analysis and on-going monitoring to support large-scale remedial projects, state and federal reporting and compliance, and real estate transactions. She has significant experience related to the evaluation and remediation of underground storage tanks. Her experience also includes work in the nonprofit sector as Director of Water Quality Programs with the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA), which included development and implementation of a Quality Assurance Project Plan to support GSWA’s stream monitoring activities, coordination of stream restoration projects aimed at protecting and improving water quality, and grant writing.

Kelley earned her B.S. in Environmental Science/Biology at Kutztown University and holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.