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Meet Our 2023 Speaker: Dr. Laura Ruhl-Whittle

Dr. Laura Ruhl-Whittle grew up in Monroe, Louisiana, and later moved to Ft. Myers, Florida. She received a BS and MS in Geological Sciences at the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University.

Prior to joining the USGS, she was a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for 10 years. Her areas of expertise are hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry, and medical geology with a special emphasis on water-related issues.

As the Hydrogeology Studies Section Chief, Laura supervises or is involved with many groundwater-related studies within Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.



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