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Caitlyn M Benson

Caitlyn M. Benson (Formerly Caitlyn M. Lawrence), is a Physical Science Technician for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area. Her background is marine biology and oceanography, but has been working in water chemistry labs since 2006. Caitlyn has been with the USGS since 2016, working in the inorganic section.


2014-2016 TestAmerica Inc Analytical Chemist

2013-2014 Nutrinsic Corporation  Laboratory Technician

2011-2012 University of Rhode Island  Marine Research Associate

2011-2012 University of Rhode Island  Adjunct Professor

2006-2009 University of Hawaii  Laboratory Manager

2007 Colorado State Parks  GOCO Interpreter

2005-2006 CNCC Laboratory Assistant

2005 USFWS Intern at Brown's Park, CO


2011 MS Oceanography University of Rhode Island

2009 BS Marine Biology University of Hawaii at Manoa

2006 AS Biology Colorado Northwestern Community College

2004 Green Mountain High School


C Lawrence and S Menden-Deuer. Drivers of protistan grazing pressure: Seasonal signals of plankton community composition and environmental conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Jul 12, 2012