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Former NSF EPSCoR Project Director
Former Nevada State EPSCoR Director
Principal Investigator
Desert Research Institute
(775) 674-7538


Dr. Gayle Data oversaw all of Nevada’s EPSCoR programs in her role as state EPSCoR director and served as the project director and principal investigator for Nevada’s NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) programs until December 2018. These included: Nevada’s Track 1 project on the Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada (Solar Nexus) and the Track 2 Western Consortium for Watershed Analysis, Visualization, and Exploration (WC-WAVE).

Dana is also an associate research professor at the Desert Research Institute, Division of Hydrological Sciences. Her technical competencies include surface water hydrology and energy balance of desert, seasonally snow-covered and polar regions.

Dana holds a doctorate in hydrology/hydrogeology from the University of Nevada, Reno; a master’s degree in ecology from San Francisco State University; and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of California, Davis.