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Jeanne E Godaire

Jeanne Godaire currently serves as a Regional Senior Scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Rocky Mountain Region. This position serves to link the Geologic Science Centers to the Region and to coordinate scientific investigations between centers and other partners, working closely with leadership, partners, and science staff in the centers.

Before joining USGS, Jeanne managed the Seismology and Geomorphology Group in the Bureau of Reclamation's Technical Service Center Directorate, Geotechnical Services Division. Her team served as the bureau-lead for seismic hazard investigations, paleoflood hydrology investigations, strong motion monitoring for Reclamation facilities and earthquake monitoring for the Paradox Valley Unit of the Colorado River Salinity Control Program. For the Bureau of Reclamation, she also worked as a geomorphologist in the Flood Hydrology and Sedimentation and River Hydraulics groups with interdisciplinary teams of hydrologists, hydraulic engineers and biologists to address flood hazards, sedimentation and erosion impacts to infrastructure, habitat restoration, and climate change research. Prior to joining the Department of the Interior, Jeanne worked for the Arizona Geological Survey as a geologist, conducting Quaternary geologic mapping and geomorphic investigations.