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Have you ever wondered what it takes to pursue a career with the U.S. Geological Survey? Join us Thursday, January 27th, 2022 to learn about the science career opportunities offered at the USGS in Florida and the Caribbean. 

This event is intended for students and early career scientists to learn how to obtain a career with USGS and meet USGS scientists across three different disciplines. 

The event will begin with an overview of the USGS from regional director Holly Weyers, followed by presentations from USGS Human Resources and the USGS Regional Diversity Council.  

Three USGS Centers will be participating in this virtual event to showcase various science career paths within USGS: the Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC), St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC), and Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC). The directors of each center will provide an overview of the goals, philosophy, and the research conducted at each location. Then, attendees will break out into three topic-specific panel discussions with USGS science staff with expertise in Biology and Ecosystems, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources, and Water Resources. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions about their background, experience, research, and career paths. 

While the event is focused on opportunities in Florida and the Caribbean, the event is open to students and early career scientists located anywhere in the world. We hope you’ll be inspired by our scientists’ passion and research and choose to pursue a career with USGS! 


Registration for this event is now closed. 


Biology & Ecosystems

Biology & Ecosystems

Coastal & Marine

Coastal & Marine

Water Resources

Water Resources


1:30 - Welcome and Housekeeping  

1:35 - Introduction to USGS (Holly Weyers

1:50 - Human Resources (Alicia Gomez) 

2:00 - Diversity at USGS (Patty Garcia) 

2:10 - Introduction to the Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (David Sumner

2:25 - Introduction to the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (Nathaniel Plant

2:40 - Introduction to the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (Kenneth Rice

3:00 - Break 

3:15 - Center Panel Discussions and Moderated Q&A Sessions 

4:00 - Close 


flyer for U.S. Geological Survey Science Careers in Florida and the Caribbean January 27, 2022 1:30-4:00 PM ET


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Please contact Meaghan Emory ( with details. 


A woman stands on board a vessel with wheels on a sandy shoreline near the ocean, operating scientific equipment.
USGS scientist Jennifer Miselis preparing to deploy equipment for collecting sub-seafloor geological data in order to better understand post-storm recovery processes of barrier islands.