RFG 2018 Conference


Ashlee Dere

Ashlee is a senior at the California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo on the central coast of California where she is majoring in Earth science with a sustainable environments minor. Originally from San Diego, CA, she has worked as an intern with the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department and has participated in soil judging and other student activities sponsored by the Soil Science Society of America. Ashlee gained insight on budget issues, Yucca Mountain and natural hazards legislation this summer.

Publications while at AGI:
Dere, A. Earth Science and Congress: An Inseparable Duo, The Professional Geologist, Nov 2004.

Gayle Levy

Gayle comes to us from the University of Georgia where she received her MS in geology. Her thesis involved studying the evolutionary biology of brachiopods. Now in Washington, she will spend quality time on Capitol Hill observing the budget process and election-year politics at their finest. In May, Gayle will take a position as the Outreach Specialist at the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).

Deric Learman

Deric Learman received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Central Michigan University in May and began graduate school in environmental geochemistry at Virginia Tech this fall.

Publications while at AGI:
Learnman, D. High Energy Cost Sparks Congressional Interest, The Professional Geologist, Nov 2003.

Deric completed his PhD in Geosciences at Virginia Tech and was a research associate at Harvard. Deric is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University (8/11)

Charna Meth

Charna, who recieved both her bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from the University of Texas at Austin, will be spending nearly four months with AGI attending congressional hearings, researching policy issues, and writing issue updates for the program's web site. We gratefully acknowledge stipend support for the internship provided by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Charna is now the Assistant Director of the U.S. Science Support Program for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. (8/09)



Annette Veilleux

Annette, a geology doctoral candidate at the University of Texas, El Paso, will be spending fourteen weeks at AGI getting a first-hand look at the federal legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. AGI gratefully acknowledges support from AAPG for the semester internships.


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