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Heidi L. Hoppe

Heidi is the Associate Director for Observations at the USGS New Jersey Water Science Center (NJWSC) in Lawrenceville, NJ.

She oversees the New Jersey data collection operations and manages of a team of highly motivated hydrographers who collect and interpret water data including surface water, tide, groundwater and water-quality for Federal, State, County, and local governments, as well as numerous research partners. Heidi has responsibility of maintaining cooperative relationships and fostering new ones with local, state, and Federal agencies to develop complex multi-disciplinary hydrologic data collection programs while ensuring they meet the goals of the USGS Science Strategy.

Professional Experience

  • Heidi joined the USGS NJWSC in 1999 as a hydrologic technician in the Hydrologic Data Assessment Program (HDAP). She has served many roles at the New Jersey Water Science Center including senior field hydrologist in HDAP, Water Science Center Database Administrator, Project Chief for the New Jersey Tide Network and Flood Warning Systems and Data Chief.

Education and Certifications

  • Heidi received her Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and Environmental Geology from Rider University.

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