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Megan Rogers

Megan joined the USGS in 2004 and is based in Henderson, Nevada. She is currently the Data Chief of the Nevada Water Science Center.

Megan started her career with the USGS in 2004 as a Hydrologic Technician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania under the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP).  In 2006 she was converted to a Student Career Employment Program (SCEP) employee and became a permanent employee soon after completing her master's degree. In addition to running a surface-water field trip, she taught herself basic .xml and .xslt programming and took on the task of improving the stylesheets used for viewing data collected with various field computing programs.  In November of 2010, Megan made the move to Henderson, Nevada for a position as a Hydrologist in the Southern Nevada Networks Unit. She became the Field Office Chief in late 2011. During her tenure as Field Office Chief, she substantially increased the technical capability of the Southern Nevada Networks Unit in indirect measurements and step-backwater computations, which is essential for streamgaging effectively in the flashy low desert environment around Las Vegas. In 2020, she became the Nevada Data Chief. Megan is passionate about employee development, working effectively across work units, and hydrologic data.  Megan has been involved in national USGS work in addition to her work in the field.