LGS Administrative Staff

Clare Falcon, PhD

Email: cfalcon@lsu.edu
Telephone: 225-578-8035

Clare Falcon is the new state geologist of Louisiana and director of the Louisiana Geological Survey, or LGS, on Sept. 20. She brings more than 25 years of professional geoscience experience, most of which has been in industry, to the state leadership position. 

Most recently, Falcon has worked in Houston for BHP, a global resources company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2017, she served as a leadership coach, a geoscience manager and a geologist on Gulf of Mexico exploration and appraisal projects in the U.S. and Mexico for the company. Previously, she led the Gulf of Mexico exploration team as an exploration sedimentologist for Italian multinational oil and gas company, Eni. She has also worked for Amoco, Schlumberger and Statoil. She is originally from the village of Milverton in West Somerset in southwest England. She received her PhD from the University of Leeds, UK and bachelor’s degree in geology from Liverpool University. 

Marlesha Ross

Assistant to the Director
Email: mross10@lsu.edu
Telephone: 225-578-3724

Marlesha Ross has acquired a Bachelor of Science in Coastal Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry from Louisiana State University in 2014. Later, in 2019 received her Associates of Science in Business. Marlesha has seven plus years of Executive administrative experience in managing office operations. She has exceptional ability to facilitate all aspects of internal and external communications, support the day-to-day administrative, financial, and operational functions by working collaboratively with Executives.

Reed Bourgeois

Data Processing Analyst 4
Email: rbourg9@lsu.edu
Telephone: 225-578-8879

Reed Bourgeois obtained a Bachelors of Science from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana in 1985. Reed provides computer assistance to the research staff with their projects and is also responsible for the acquisition, upkeep, and maintenance of LGS computer hardware and software. Reed started at LSU in 1991.