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Rona Peters


Rona worked for Natural Resource Conservation Service for 15 years before joining the USGS in

2004. She leads the business arm of the Pacific Regional Office, providing operational oversight for Science

Centers in the areas of finance, contracts, human resources, and facilities. Rona also coordinates with USGS

headquarters (in Reston, Va.) on administrative policies and procedures. In her spare time, Rona enjoys

camping, golfing, and good meals with friends.