Global Water Security Center

Providing decision makers with the most reliable, ground-breaking research, applied scientific techniques, and best practices so that the hydrologic cycle and its potential impacts can be put in a context for appropriate action and response by the United States

Lillian Gordon, Scientific Analysis Manager

Lillian (Lilly) Gordon is the Scientific Analysis Manager for the Global Water Security Center. She joins GWSC after a stint as a researcher at the USDA-ARS conducting drought and deluge research in the Pawnee Grasslands of Northern Colorado and Northern Wyoming.

Her other previous experience includes work as a Remote Research Scientific Analyst at the NASA DEVELOP Program, where she applied NASA’s Earth observation satellites to modeling projects that monitored invasive species and forest densities.

Lilly served as a volunteer at On the Vine Farms, an organic farm in Northern Colorado that provides produce and florals to the local community as well as an event space for weekly dinners during the growing season cooked with everything grown on the three-acre property. She also attended Volcano School on the big Island Hawaii at Volcanoes National Park with the South Dakota School of mines to learn all about the geologic processes that drive volcanic activity and reading the geology of past eruptions.

Lilly graduated from Wayne State University with BS Environmental Science Honors with a minor in Urban Sustainability and BS Geology. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, snow shoeing, running, cooking, reading autobiographies, watching extreme sport films, traveling, and spending time with friends.