Marjorie Schulz (Jorie) is a scientist emeritus with the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center. Since joining the USGS in 1987, Jorie has worked in several USGS programs; Marine Geology, the National Research Program of Water Resources, and now GMEGSC.
Jorie does multidisciplinary work built on a foundation in geology. She now describes herself as a biogeochemist with a bit of soil science. Her work has included research on manganese deposits on the ocean floor, mineral weathering, soil development, and geochemistry. Jorie is currently studying the interaction of organic matter (carbon) with soil minerals to understand the processes that stabilize soil carbon.
2018 - present, Research Physical Scientist, GMEG, USGS Menlo Park, CA
1991 - 2018, Research Hydrologist, WMA NRP, USGS, Menlo Park, CA
1987 - 1991, Geologist, GD Marine Geology, USGS Menlo Park, CA
Education and Certifications
M.S., Earth Science (Sedimentology), University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990
B.A., Geology, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1979
Affiliations and Memberships*
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
Association for Women Geoscientists
Soil Science Society of America
*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government