Media Contacts

The USGS has public affairs staff located across the country to respond to reporters questions. We can help you find an expert on a variety of earth and biological science topics.

Headquarters Contacts

(Acting) Public Affairs Officer: Karen Armstrong, 703-648-4447
Deputy Public Affairs Officer: Catherine Puckett狠狠噜天天噜日日噜, 352-377-2469

For general inquiries contact: 703-648-4460
For information related to earthquake events contact the USGS National Earthquake Information Center at 303-273-8500


State Contacts for Press Inquiries


Eastern States

(Includes: AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, VA, VI, VT, WV)

Vic Hines, Eastern States Communications Chief, 813-855-3125

Jessica Fitzpatrick, 703-648-6624
Covers: Connecticut; Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Heather Dewar, 352-264-3542
狠狠噜天天噜日日噜Covers: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia

Jason Burton, 678-924-6692
Covers: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee 


Central States

狠狠噜天天噜日日噜(Includes: AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, TX, UT, WI)

David Ozman, Central States Communications Chief, 303-202-4744

Heidi Koontz, 303-202-4763
狠狠噜天天噜日日噜Covers: Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico

Jennifer LaVista, 303-202-4764
Covers: Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Utah

Marisa Lubeck, 303-202-4765
Covers: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ohio


Western States

(Includes: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY)

Catherine PuckettWestern States Communications Chief, 352-377-2469

Paul Laustsen, Public Affairs Specialist, 650-847-8522
狠狠噜天天噜日日噜Covers: Earthquake Science Center, Western Geographic Science Center, Geology Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center,  California Water Science Center, Arizona Water Science Center and Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Ryan McClymont, Public Affairs Specialist, 503-251-3237
Covers: Volcano Science Center, Northwest and Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Centers, OR, WA, ID ad Pacific Islands Water Science Centers,  Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Western Fisheries Research Center, and Pacific Islands Ecosystems Science Center.

Steven Sobieszczyk, Public Affairs Specialist, 503-251-3208
Covers: Alaska Science Center, Western Ecological Research Center, Astrogeology Science Center, Southwest Biological Science Center, Nevada Water Science Center, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center