Lindsay Powers is the new Technical Director of the National Ice Core Lab at the USGS, Denver. She is trained as an interdisciplinary scientist, and her PhD work was focused on the development and application of an organic geochemical tool for continental paleoclimate reconstruction. Lindsay holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota in Water Resources Science, an M.S. in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology from the University of Montana along with a B.A. in Biology from Macalester College.
Lindsay is familiar with the ice core community through her work with the U.S. Antarctic Program as the Manager of Science Support for Raytheon Polar Services. Lindsay’s team provided all of the logistical support planning for US funded research in Antarctica. Most recently her work has been focused on facilitating data interoperability in the Earth Sciences in her roles with NEON and The HDF Group. She participates in many community-based organizations working toward improving data access and understanding (e.g. EarthCube, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners, Research Data Alliance and Belmont Forum).