Eliza L Gross

Eliza is the National Map Liaison for Pennsylvania and New York.

Biography

I've been with the USGS since 2007 and began my career as a graduate student intern (SCEP/STEP) providing mapping and GIS support for several National Water Quality Assessment projects. This experience enabled me to eventually become project chief with the Pennsylvania Water Science Center for multiple projects involving geospatial and statistical analyses of groundwater-quality data. I was project chief for 7 years for a study that involves yearly sampling of domestic wells in agricultural areas to assess the prevalence of pesticides and nutrients in Pennsylvania groundwater. Other studies I've completed include analyzing arsenic and uranium occurrence in Connecticut groundwater and evaluating radon occurrence in groundwater and indoor air in Pennsylvania. I became a part-time National Map Liaison with the National Geospatial Program's User Engagement Office in 2019, providing outreach and coordination of geospatial activities in Pennsylvania in support of NGP initiatives and USGS science, and I became a full-time Liaison in 2020, also taking on this role for New York. 

Assignments

  • 2020-present:  National Map Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Program
  • 2019-2020:  GIS Specialist/Associate National Map Liaison for Pennsylvania, U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • 2008-present:  Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • 2007-2008:  Hydrologic Technician (SCEP/STEP), U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

Education

  • In progress: M.S. Geographic Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2008: M.S. Geoenvironmental Studies, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 2006: B.A. Geography, Writing Minor, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania