CalVO announces Dr. Andy Calvert as new Scientist-in-Charge

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After 36 years with the USGS and 7 years as the Scientist-in-Charge of CalVO, Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Mangan will be stepping down from leading the Observatory. Her successor is Dr. Andrew (Andy) Calvert, a USGS Menlo Park scientist since 2001 and a member of CalVO since its inception in 2012. 

Andy received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from Stanford University in 1992. He then went to University of California, Santa Barbara to complete his PhD in 1999.  

As a researcher, Andy deciphers the eruptive history of young volcanoes through state-of-the-art age dating and geologic mapping. He is CalVO's Mount Shasta expert and has worked on numerous other volcanoes in the U.S. and abroad. He is a seasoned "real-time" volcanologist, with experience working eruption responses in both Alaska and Hawaii. Congratulations to Andy and farewell to MAggie as the leadership of CalVO changes hands!