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Profiles of Geoscientists

Employment in the geosciences may best be summarized by the types of employers. The major employer categories represent nearly all working geoscientists, and it is a certainty that you will spend some part of your geoscience career in one of these major employment sectors:


The Oil and Gas Industry
Hydro/Environmental/Engineering Geology
Federal Government
State Geological Surveys
Mining and Mineral Industry
Department of Energy National Laboratories
Academia

To provide you with an understanding and appreciation of the varied career pathways available in the geosciences, brief biographies of distinguished geoscience professionals are provided. Some of those profiled have written essays about working in the geosciences.


The Oil and Gas Industry

Petroleum Geologists

James A. Gibbs - Five States Energy Company, Dallas, TX
Robert K. Merrill - UNOCAL Corporation, Sugar Land, TX

Energy and Environmental Policy

Jeff Eppink - ICF Kaiser Consulting Group, Washington, DC

Geological Engineer

Craig C. Kemp - Altura Energy Ltd., Houston, TX

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Hydro/Environmental/Engineering Geology

Environmental Geologist

Jessica Donovan - ENVIRON, Emeryville, CA

Hydrogeologists

Philip E. LaMoreaux - LaMoreaux and Associates, Tuscaloosa, AL
Russell G. Slayback - Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc., Trumbull, CT
David A. Stephenson - South Pass Resources, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

Engineering Geologists

Eldon Gath - Earth Consultants International, Orange, CA
Richard E. Gray - GAI Consultants Inc., Monroeville, PA

Geochemist

Brent R. Constantz - Norian Corporation, Cuptertino, CA

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Federal Government

Hydrologists

Charles E. Brown - U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Leonard F. Konikow - U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Susan F. Zevin - National Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD

Hydrogeologist

P. Patrick Leahy - U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Geochemist

Dallas L. Peck - U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Marine Geologist

Bonnie A. McGregor - U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Palynologist

Norman Frederiksen - U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Paleontologist

J. Thomas Dutro, Jr. - U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, DC

Geophysicist

Mary Lou Zoback - U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

Space Physicist

Richard E. Young - NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

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State Geological Surveys

Geophysicist

Vicki Cowart - Colorado Geological Survey, Denver, CO

Petroleum Geologist

William L. Fisher - University of Texas, Austin, TX

Economic Geologist

Jonathan G. Price - Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Reno, NV

Geologist

Walter Schmidt - Florida Geological Survey, Tallahassee, FL

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Mining and Mineral Industry

Exploration Geologist

Paul A. Bailly - Castle Group, Inc., Denver, CO

Geochemist

Odin D. Christensen - Newmont Mining Corporation, Denver, CO

 

Department of Energy National Laboratories

Geologists

Carl W. Myers - Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, NM
Stephen H. Stow - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Peter S. Fiske - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

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Academia

Geologist

Louis A. Fernandez - California State University, San Bernadino, CA

Micropaleontologist

Constance Sancetta - National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

Geophysicist

James V. Taranik - Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Engineering Geologist

John W. Williams - San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Earth Science Teacher

Linda Knight - Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX

Oceanographer

Richard W. Spinrad - Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, Washington, DC

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