Stephanie Gordon


Stephanie started with the USGS as a volunteer with the Eastern Geographic Science Center in 2015 working on the Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response (SCoRR) project and has since worked on a diverse variety of projects. Her research includes using geospatial tools to quantify landscape contaminant sources and understand relationships to biological endpoints. This work has focused on landscape sources of endocrine disrupting compounds in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and their relationship to fish health and water quality; data management and mapping support for USGS Chesapeake Bay activities; and includes similar work on harmful algal blooms and shallow well contamination at national and regional scales.


  • M.S., 2019, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Thesis: Population Dynamics and Pharmaceutical Contamination in Streams and Rivers Across the United States
  • B.A., 2013, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Professional Experience:

  • 2018 to present: Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, West Virginia
  • 2015 to 2017: Student Contractor – Geography, U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Geographic Science Center, Reston, Virginia