Steven Sobieszczyk

"Hello and welcome"


Steven Sobieszczyk is a scientist and spokesperson. He has degrees in landslide engineering geology and GIS. While "Sobie" spent most of his career researching landslide hazards, flooding, sediment transport, and stream ecosystems, he now focuses more on science communication and promoting scientific literacy. In addition to his nearly 20-year career with the USGS, Steve has also worked for NASA, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Department of Interior Office of Wildland Fire.


  • USGS Western Region Public Affairs - Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, and California
  • DOI Office of Wildland Fire - Public Information Officer
  • DOI Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team - Hydrologist & Public Information Officer


  • Press releases
  • Top Stories
  • Video production
  • Social media
  • Community engagement
  • Web development