Moira Poje

Image of Moira Poje Staff Geoscientist for hydroGEOPHYSICS working out of Tucson Arizona - Photograph by Shawn Calendine

Resume Snapshot:

Title: Staff Geoscientist II, Equipment Coordinator
Degree: B.A. in Geophysics & Planetary Science
University: Boston University
Years at HGI: 5
Years in Industry: 8
Home Office: Tucson, Arizona
Specialty:  Electrical resistivity,  Audio-frequency magnetotellurics, Induced polarization, Transient electromagnetics
Escape Activities: Road Biking – Gravel Biking – Traveling

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About Moira Poje:

Moira Poje is a Geoscientist for hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc. who is passionate about using electromagnetic methods to discover new insights before, during, and after subsurface excavation. At HGI, she works on contaminant delineation and void detection projects for mine reclamation and remediation, geophysical methods for subsurface fluid flow mapping, and depth-to-bedrock delineation via seismic and electrical methods. Moira continues to work on optimizing secondary mineral recovery through injection projects on heap leach pads around the world. She has extensive experience using geophysics to identify water resources in Arizona, explore lithium deposits and geothermal reservoirs in Nevada, characterize heap leach processes, and investigate the lower crustal complexes of the North American Craton.

She has presented at the annual Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society SAGEEP Conference, where she won a Best Paper Award in 2021 and was published in the EEGS magazine, FastTIMES. Moira serves on the Board of Directors for the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS). She heads their Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force, where she organizes international film screening events and workshops on allyship and intergenerational communication. Moira is also a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Society (EEGS), Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), and the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN).

Prior to arriving at HGI, Moira managed data processing and collection on long-period magnetotelluric and ground magnetic projects to detect ore and water resources. While working on the multi-disciplinary EarthScope project, Moira installed long-period NIMS magnetotelluric systems across the United States and Alaska to contribute to a resistivity model of the continental crust at depths up to 30km beneath the surface. Moira participated in the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE). She led a team in analyzing the near-surface electromagnetic characteristics and forward modeling of seismic refraction in the San Marcos Pueblo. She presented these results at the 2014 AGU annual meeting and the Council of Undergraduate Research symposium.

Moira holds a B.A. degree in geophysics and planetary science from Boston University (2015). She worked on research projects ranging from mantle xenolith geochemistry in the Central Pacific Ocean to meteor mass ablation physics using radar data from Peru. While studying at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Moira worked with the DEtermining VOlcanic Risk in Auckland (DEVORA) project to increase hazard preparedness in the Auckland city center. She enjoys cycling around Tucson and supporting local neighborhood projects in her spare time.


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