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Alex Demas

Alex Demas is a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey, covering media relations and outreach for a variety of science topics, primarily energy and minerals. His primary duties include writing news releases and feature stories, social media, and multimedia.
 


He has been with USGS since 2010, and project highlights include the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the 2011 Japan Earthquake, the 2011 Virginia Earthquake, the Marcellus Shale Re-assessment, and the Bakken Formation Reassessment.

Alex began work officially with USGS in 2010 in Reston, VA, after many years of volunteer work for the Louisiana Water Science Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Prior to working at USGS, Alex held positions as an intern for the office of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Congressman Charlie Melancon (D-LA-6); the Resource and Infrastructure Division and Legislative Library of the Louisiana House of Representatives; and the Louisiana Department of Education. In addition, Alex held student research positions helping analyze data and run experiments on the LSU Lower Missippi River Physical Model and process satellite data for the LSU Earth Scan Laboratory.

Professional Experience

  • Current position: Public Affairs Specialist for Energy and Minerals

    Science Topics Covered: 

    Oil, gas, coal, gas hydrates, geothermal, and wind energy assessments

    Impacts and effects of energy development

    Critical Minerals

    Earth MRI

    Main Products:

    News releases and technical announcements

    Science Feature and Science Snippet stories

    Social media outreach

    Internal reports between USGS

Education and Certifications

  • Alex completed a Masters degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University in 2011, and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Binghamton University in 2009. 

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • N/A

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government