Sarah J Stetson, PhD


Sarah is the Regional Quality Management Systems Manager for the USGS Midcontinent Region and leads the implementation and management of the USGS Quality Management System (QMS). She works with the Science Centers in the region to determine the appropriate level of QMS support needed and performs assessments of QMS in the region. She also evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of the QMS to incorporate lab and center management’s feedback into the QMS.  

Sarah started her career with the U.S. Geological Survey as a volunteer/contactor/graduate student in the Geologic Division studying mercury stable isotopes in mine waste. After completing a post-doc in soil chemistry with the USDA in South Dakota, she returned to the USGS in 2012 to work at the National Water Quality Laboratory in the production lab environment as a lead. She then moved to the Methods Research and Development Program within the NWQL (later Strategic Laboratory Science Branch) as a Research Chemist where she developed and maintained methods in support of the Nutrients and Metals Analytical Services Sections. 


Colorado School of Mines, Applied Chemistry, Ph.D., 2009

Kettering University, Environmental Chemistry, B.S., 2003