Jennifer Runyon

Biography

Jennifer Runyon is a Geographer at USGS HQ in Reston, VA. She received a B.A. in Geography from George Mason University in 1982, and was employed 1981-1992 at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/National Agricultural Statistical Service as a land use analyst, and 1992-94 at NOAA/National Geodetic Survey/Nautical Charting Division. Since joining USGS in 1994, she has been on the research staff for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, which was established by Executive Order in 1890 to standardize geographic names for all departments and agencies of the Federal Government.