Vivian Hutchison

FORCE11 Member since January 8, 2021


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Viv Hutchison serves as Science Data Management (SDM) Branch Chief for SAS. The SAS SDM Branch provides Bureau-wide leadership to optimize and share USGS science data; SDM designs, supports, and builds community to effectively deliver scientific data, ensuring they are fully described, preserved, able to be integrated in new science research efforts, and publicly accessible. She provides vision and strategic direction to an interdisciplinary team including senior and junior staff comprised of biologists, physical scientists, geographers, and computer scientists using applied sciences in multi-disciplinary science projects to ensure accessibility and interoperability of USGS data. Viv represents the USGS and the Department of the Interior (DOI) in broad government data initiatives; she delivers presentations to varied audiences on USGS science data policies and open data implementation.


Certificate in Natural Resources - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2004)
Masters of Library Science (MLS) - University of Maryland: College of Information Science (2002)
Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Political Science - The Claremont Colleges: Pitzer College (1991)