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Bruce holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Penn State and a M.S. in Geoenvironmental Science (Shippensburg University). He is a licensed professional geologist. For the past 27 years, Bruce has worked as a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey conducting studies of groundwater quality. He began as a team lead of sampling crews, then project chief, regional project coordinator, and is currently the Coordinator for National Studies of Groundwater Quality Status and Trends for the United States.

Bruce has written technical reports on microbial contaminants, nutrients, pesticides, VOCs, radionuclides, and trace elements in groundwater and he analyzes trends on a large suite of contaminants for the United States (https://nawqatrends.wim.usgs.gov/Decadal/). 

Status of groundwater quality in principal aquifers are summarized HERE.

Prior to working the USGS, Bruce was a Captain (infantry officer) in the U.S. Marine Corps for 8 years. He has been a Boy scout leader for more than 20 years, and has hosted 6 Rotary exchange students.