Erika Lentz

Affiliated Investigator
Research Geologist

Affiliations: 

USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Education: 

B.A.: Geology and Sociology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 2003
Ph.D.: Geosciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 2011

Experience: 

Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Oct. 2014 to present
Mendenhall Research Fellowship, U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, 2012-2014
Postdoctoral Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Jan. 2010 – Sep. 2012
National Park Service (NPS) Intern, Office of Science Advisor to Director, NPS Headquarters, Washington D.C., Oct. – Nov. 2009
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Sep. 2007 – Dec. 2009
Coastal Institute IGERT Project Trainee, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2007
National Park Service Intern, Office of Coastal Management Specialist, Boston, Jan. – Jun. 2007
Contract Geologist, Eastern Energy Resources Team, Appalachian Basin Framework Project (ABFP), U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Aug. 2003- Aug. 2005

Research Interests: 

Coastal change over a variety of spatial (barrier island to landscape) and temporal (storms to sea-level rise) scales.