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Jennifer L. Rivera

Jennifer Rivera is a Physical Scientist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.

Jennifer started out as a Pathways Student Intern with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in April of 2014. As a student she was part of the National Research Project - Eastern Branch working as a Hydrology Technician. She provided technical support and analyzed trace atmospheric gases via gas chromatography in the Dissolved Gas Lab.

In June of 2017 she began working with the Eastern Energy Resource Science Center as a Physical Science Student on geologic carbon dioxide storage research, oil and gas resource assessments, and geophysical and geochemical data interpretation and synthesis.

Currently, Jennifer is a Physical Scientist working with the Geologic Research and Assessments Project, Geochemistry of Solid Fuels project, Thermal Indices project and the Collateral Duty Safety and Environmental Program Coordinater for the Science Center.

Professional Experience

  • 2018-Present: Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

  • 2017-2018: Physical Science (Student), U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

  • 2014-2017: Hydrology Technician (Student), U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

  • 2006-2012: Security Forces Member, United States Air Force

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Earth Science with Paleontology concentration, George Mason University, 2017

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