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Eleanour Snow

Eleanour Snow is the national manager of Youth and Education programs, within the Office of Science Quality and Integrity, for the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Eleanour Snow's first job as a geologist was as an intern at USGS in the Earthquake group, working on the Parkfield project during her undergraduate program at Pomona College. From there, Eleanour earned her PhD at Brown University in the field to mineralogy and micro-structural geology. She spent 28 years in academia, starting at University of Arizona, where she was the first women on the faculty in geology, then to University of South Florida. In 2005 her family moved to Austin Texas, and she began working at the University of Texas at Austin first with teacher professional development in geosciences, and then with an outreach program for rural and urban high school students in Texas. GeoFORCE Texas targeted mostly first-generation students, mostly minority, from challenged school districts, with the goal of helping bright high school students graduate from high school and go to college, especially in STEM fields. Through this work, she became reacquainted with USGS, and when a position opened up in Youth and Education, she came back to where she started, this time in Reston VA.

The Youth and Education in Science (YES) program has a diverse portfolio encompassing everything from STEM outreach to graduate student internships. In addition, Eleanour represents USGS and DOI on several federal committees in the field of STEM education.

Professional Experience

  • co-lead of the Federal Interagency Working Group for Inclusion in STEM

    DOI representative to Federal Coordination on STEM Education - NSTA-OSTP-WH

    Member of the Federal Internships Community of Practice

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D Geological Sciences, Brown University

    Sc.M, Geological Sciences, Brown University

    B.A. Geology, Pomona College

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring, 2015 - GeoFORCE Texas

    USGS Leadership Award - 2021

Science and Products