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Harvie Pollard

Harvie began working at the USGS in September of 2019 as a Hydrologist in the Indianapolis office. Harvie’s scientific interests and specialties include borehole geophysics, fluvial Geomorphology and Ground water and Surface water studies.

Harvie enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995 and left in 2000 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army and remained an active member of the Military until his honorable retirement in 2014. Upon his retirement Harvie attended Ball State University in Muncie Indiana for his undergraduate studies, majoring in Geology with a minor in Environmental Geology. During the pursuit of his bachelor’s degree he collected water samples from the Geothermal field at the university and conducted chemical tests to determine if the heat applied to the system was affecting groundwater. During this time, he also worked as an intern in a laboratory conducting total suspended solids, BOC and CBOD and e-coli experiments.

Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he attended Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis on a teaching assistance ship where he received a Master’s degree in Geology. During this time, he expanded upon his scientific communication abilities by teaching the introduction to earth science lab sessions. He also interned for an Environmental Consulting Firm during his summer breaks.

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