Advisory Board

The department's Advisory Board is composed of geoscience professionals in the private sector, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The Board provides critical input to help the department provide and anticipate the skills that undergraduate and graduate students need to optimize their opportunities for a wide range of non-academic careers. 
 
Board member terms are three years (renewable). Current members are located in the upper Midwest and most are in the Twin Cities metro area. If you are a geoscience professional in the region -- or outside the region but willing to volunteer time and travel -- the department welcomes expressions of interest. Please contact the department head (via esci@umn.edu) if you are potentially interested in joining the Advisory Board.
 
Current Advisory Board Members are
Judy Andrews

Judy Andrews, PG

WSP, Inc.

Term: 2022-2024

Burman

Sandeep Burman, PhD

Minnesota Department of Health

Term: 2020-2022

John Carlson

Jon Carlson, PG, MS

Braun Intertec

Term: 2020-2022

Tim Cowdery- Advisory Board Member

Tim Cowdery, MS

U.S. Geological Survey

Term: 2020-2022

Carrie Jennings- Advisory Board Member

Carrie Jennings, PhD

Freshwater Society and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota

Term: 2020-2022

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly, PhD

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Term: 2022-2024

Michelle LaGarde

Michelle LaGarde, MS

Braun Intertec

Term: 2022-2024

DeniseLevitan

Denise Levitan, PhD, PG

Barr Engineering

Term: 2020-2022

Chuck Mosher- Advisory Board Member

Chuck Mosher, PhD

ConocoPhillips (retired)

Term: 2020-2022

Shanna Schmitt

Shanna Schmitt, PG, CPG

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Term: 2020-2022

Hong Spores

Hong Spores, MBA

HDR, Inc.

Term: 2022-2024

Cathy Stott- Advisory Board Member

Cathy Stott, PG, PE

Burns & McDonnell

Term: 2020-2022

Jon Tortomasi, Advisory Board Member

Jon Tortomasi, BS

Advisory Board Chair

Jacobs

Term: 2022-2024