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Abby Letts

LTJG/Operations Support Team Lead
Office S220G

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

603.862.3438 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)

Abby is a NOAA Corps officer who is currently serving as the Operations Support Team Lead for NOAA Ocean Exploration. In this role, she assists with shoreside coordination and field operations on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.

She attended Haverford College, graduating with a B.S. in Geology and a B.A. in Spanish. She received an M.S. in Earth Science from University of California, Santa Barbara with a focus on paleoclimate. For her master's thesis, she analyzed trace elements and structural changes in speleothems to reconstruct the precipitation history of Central Asia. Post graduate school, she was commissioned into the NOAA Corps and sailed for two years as a deck officer aboard the Okeanos Explorer.