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Margaret Sanders is a Research Geologist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.
Dr. Sanders joined the USGS in 2018 as a Research Geologist working in the Organic Petrology Laboratory in Reston, Virginia. Currently, she works with the Alaska Petroleum Systems project, where her research is focused on Alaskan North Slope coal and source rock organic petrology and characterization in support of oil and gas assessments. She also works with the Thermal Indices project investigating the use of hydrous pyrolysis for the artificial maturation of sedimentary organic matter.