Denise Hills is Director of the Energy Investigations Program at the Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Ms. Hills received her B.S. in Geology from the College of William and Mary (1995) and her M.S. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Delaware (1998). Her principal expertise is in energy resource assessment and geophysical data interpretation. Projects have ranged from conventional oil and gas reservoir estimates, carbon capture and storage planning, to legacy data rescue related to geothermal resources. Recently, she has been involved with ESIP's Data Stewardship Committee, in order to actively address the issues surrounding geoscience data access, management, and preservation that she has confronted while conducting her research.