Rebecca is a Quality Control and Configuration Management Senior Scientist for the Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI) where she is focused on the Quality Management System (QMS) policy and guidance for USGS laboratories.
Rebecca began her career at the USGS in 1997 working as a laboratory scientist in the Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory (OWML). She became the Laboratory Manager of the OWML in 2005 and led research projects focused on monitoring for microbiological indicators and pathogens in water and understanding the processes that affect these organisms in the environment. Specific research topics included rapid detection methods for monitoring the microbiological quality of recreational waters, rapid-viability methods for homeland security applications, and microbial source tracking. In 2018-2019, she served a detail as the Acting QMS Manager for the Water Mission Area before transferring to OSQI as a staff scientist supporting QMS. Rebecca is now a QMS Senior Scientist supporting the Bureau QMS Team, consisting of mission area and regional QMS managers. She is leading the development of a document management software solution for laboratories called Q-Track.