Holly Weyers

Holly oversees the scientific and operational leadership of the USGS Science Centers located in the Southeast Region. 

Biography

Responsibilities

Holly Weyers is responsible for the scientific and operational leadership of the USGS Science Centers located in the Southeast (DOI Regions 2, 4, and 6) which include field centers in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Career History and Highlights

Previously, she served the USGS Emergency Management Coordinator, the lead for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental, and science liaison for the Southeast Regional Director, with responsibility for coordinating the region’s scientific activities and programs. Holly has led USGS science activities and business models related to Gulf Restoration efforts; she has served as the lead for the Department of the Interior Water working group; coordinated the USGS 2018 Hurricane Supplemental; and she has helped identify new science directions and priorities for the SE region.

Holly’s history with the USGS dates back to 2001, when she joined the Maryland-Delaware-DC Water Science Center as the lead study unit biologist for the National Water Quality Assessment Potomac-Delmarva Study unit. She went on to become office chief for the USGS Delaware office, associate director for Hydrologic Networks and Information, and director for the North Carolina Water Science Center. She also served as acting deputy associate director for the Office of Human Capital in 2013.

Education

Holly is the author or co-author of numerous publications and has a master’s degree in aquatic ecology from the University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Auburn University.