As a research geophysicist focusing on volcano geodesy, I analyze ground- and satellite-based data to explore how magma moves underground, and discover other ways volcanoes deform.
Prior to joining the USGS, I was a visiting researcher at the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo studying hydrothermal deformation at Miyake Jima volcano and an NSF post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin studying the seismic signals associated with flank sector failure at Kilauea volcano.
Co-chair of the joint IAVCEI/IAG Volcano Geodesy Commission
Prior AGU Geodesy section OSPA Coordinator
Education and Certifications
Ph.D. in Geophysics, Stanford University, September 2008
Thesis Title: Time dependent deformation of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Advisor: Paul Segall
M.S. in Geophysics, Stanford University, June 2005
B.S. with High Honors in Geology with minor in Mathematics, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, May 2002
Affiliations and Memberships*
American Geophysical Union
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