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Janet M Carter

I am a Bureau Approving Official (BAO) in the Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI) within the Office of the Director.

I began working for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1990 as a student hydrologist. In 1994, I became a hydrologist with the South Dakota Water Science Center working in the Huron and Rapid City offices performing research on water quality and groundwater. I worked on many studies in South Dakota and several regional, national, and international studies. I also served as the report specialist for the South Dakota Water Science Center and other Centers within the USGS. In 2016, I became the Deputy Director for Studies for the then newly formed Dakota Water Science Center. In April 2019, I transitioned to a Bureau Approving Official with the Office of Science Quality and Integrity. I have authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific publications and thoroughly enjoyed working on all of them.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S., Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1994.

  • B.S., Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1992.

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