Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown
Michelle started working at the USGS in 1997. After studying San Francisco Bay ecology for many
years, in 2008 she moved to the Pacific Regional Office to coordinate science in the San Francisco Bay-Delta
region. She makes sure that USGS science is available to inform resource-management decisions across the
region, and she also supports work with regional partners. After work, she enjoys practicing and teaching
yoga, as well as spending time outdoors.