Danielle Woodring

Danielle works with the surficial geology mapping group for the USGS Geologic Framework of the Intermountain West (IMW) Project. Her research with the IMW Project focuses on geologic mapping of Quaternary deposits, geomorphological analyses of landscapes, and characterization of active tectonics in the Intermountain West.


She graduated from Oregon State University in 2020, researching the structural geology and active tectonics of upper crustal faults in the Pacific Northwest, specifically on faults in the southern Yakima Fold and Thrust Belt in Washington. Her general research interests combine aspects of geological mapping, structural geology, geochronology, and geomorphology to characterize the rates and evolution of crustal deformation.  She enjoys employing a multi-faceted, collaborative approach to address critical issues generated by the geological evolution of regions.



  • M.Sc., Geology, Oregon State University (Advisor – Dr. Andrew J. Meigs)
  • B.Sc., Geology, University of Kansas (Advisor – Dr. J. Douglas Walker)


Professional Experience

  • Natural Resource Scientist I – Washington State Department of Natural Resources (2020)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant – Oregon State University (2017-2020)
  • Geoscience Policy Associate – American Geosciences Institute (2016-2017)
  • Public Affairs Internship – American Geophysical Union (2015-2016)