Aimee Devaris is the Regional Director for USGS Alaska Region (Interior Region 11). In this position, she provides broad leadership supporting and representing the full extent of USGS science capabilities, including natural hazards, energy and mineral resources, water resources, ecosystems and landscape science, coastal resilience, climate adaptation, and mapping.
As the USGS Regional Director for the Alaska Region (Interior Region 11), Aimee provides scientific leadership, management, and direction to the Alaska Science Center, Volcano Science Center, and multidisciplinary project personnel located within the region. Aimee also serves as the executive champion for the USGS Civility and Inclusion Council and the Women in Science Dialogue Employee Resource Group, and she co-chairs the USGS Fundamental Science Practices Advisory Committee leading the bureau's policy implementation for Scientific Integrity and Quality. She reports to the USGS Deputy Director for Operations.
Aimee came to the USGS in 2015 after a 21-year career in NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) where she worked her way up from a meteorology internship in Kodiak, Alaska in 1994 to a general weather forecaster and hydrology specialist in Juneau, Alaska, to progressively responsible local and regional management positions in Anchorage, Alaska. Aimee spent most of her early career in Alaska; but her path took her to NWS Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, through increasingly influential leadership positions, overseeing the agency’s performance management and customer satisfaction systems, then leading the agency’s budget planning to support the NWS Strategic Plan and the transition of NOAA research into operations. Aimee returned to Alaska in 2008 and began serving as the NWS Regional Director in 2011.
Education and Certifications
M.S. in Engineering and Science Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage
B.S. in Meteorology from Texas A&M University