Jennifer Wade

Geologist and Program Director in Alexandria, Virginia

In the Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation, I manage the Petrology & Geochemistry program. I've also spent some time in Antarctica for the Office of Polar Programs.

I have worked on museum exhibits for the Smithsonian and educational science programming for public television. I was a forensic chemist at the Library of Congress for before moving to the NSF, where I've been since 2010.

My geologic work focused on volatile cycling in subduction zones, volcanology, and analytical geochemistry. My cultural heritage work focused on the degradation and preservation of materials, like daguerrreotype metals and inorganic inks and pigments.

When I'm not thinking about rocks, I serve as Swiss Army Knife for ExposedDC, and I bake a lot of bread.

Note: Posts on this and other related sites are my own, and do not necessarily represent NSF's positions, strategies, or opinions.

Photo: Brian Knight

  • Education
    • Boston College
    • Michigan State University
    • Boston University