Marie C Peppler


Marie C. Peppler serves as the Bureau Emergency Management Coordinator; her scope of work includes all hazards and missions. Her primary responsibilities include unifying USGS response teams to support the sharing of resources and skills, ensuring our science is used in the decision-making process, coordinating safe access for our scientists and technicians into hazard zones, updating continuity and preparedness plans, and training USGS staff to interact with the emergency management community.

Marie previously worked as the Deputy Director of the Integrated Information Dissemination Division in the Water Mission Area and as the Federal Agency Liaison for the Office of Surface Water and as the National USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Coordinator. Marie started her career at the Wisconsin Water Science Center as a Fluvial Geomorphologist and project coordinator for Web Informatics and Mapping.


  • M.S. in Geography (Fluvial Geomorphology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
  • B.S. in Geography (Physical Processes), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003