Researcher, USGS National Center, Reston, Virginia
U.S. Geological Survey
 
How Yadira Soto-Viruet got involved with U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey (Department of Interior) recruits students from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Job Fair for summer internships. I was selected to participate in 2009 and 2010 summer internships at Reston, Virginia.
 
Experience
I worked for National Mineral Information Center, Global Mineral Analysis Section (GMAS), and continue to work for them as a contract employee. Working in GMAS, I have had the opportunity to interact and work with different groups as part of my job. I have experienced new challenges owing to the diversity of projects that GMAS undertakes. During my second internship, I was involved in mapping mineral facilities in Latin America and Canada and assisted with the preparation of 2007-2008 Minerals Yearbook Volume 2. I have benefited from the opportunity to share with amazing people of different cultures and to learn a lot about the important work that they perform.
 
Yadira Soto-Viruet's accomplishments
As part of my 2009 summer internship, I co-authored two United States Geological Survey Open-File Report Publications: Mineral Facilities of Asia and the Pacific and Mineral Facilities of Northern and Central Eurasia.
 
Yadira Soto-Viruet's next steps
I would like to continue working in a position where I can use all the gained knowledge and experience at the university and the USGS.
 
Hometown: Reston, Virginia
School: University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Campus
Major: Geology