Jennifer L Bruce

Jen Bruce is a cartographer and communications specialist for the Integrated Information Dissemination Division of the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.

Biography

Jen spent much of her early life trying to choose between her scientific and artistic interests, and is very happy to have found a career where she can embrace both. She has degrees in graphic design, physical geography, and environmental management, and has worked for many sectors including business communications, telecom, and environmental advocacy. She is proud to contribute her diverse experience and skills to help make USGS science and information more usable and accessible.

Jen first joined the USGS in 2003, and currently works in the Web Communications Branch (Web Comm) of the Integrated Information Dissemination Division (IIDD) of the USGS Water Resources Mission Area (WMA). She leads the "WMA Web Communications, Outreach, and Education" project, which includes overseeing the WMA's static external web presence, developing social media, and serving as a communications strategist on various WMA information campaigns and products. She also heads the USGS Water External Communicators Community of Practice (WEC), and is an administrator and story map specialist for the USGS ArcGIS Online (AGOL) community.

 

EDUCATION:

Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Coastal Environmental Management: Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, 2008-2010. Certificate of Geospatial Analysis.

Bachelor of Science (BS), Physical Geography: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002-2005.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design: Washington University in St. Louis, 1994-1998.