Andria P Ellis

Geodetic Network Manager at the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory


Background in geodesy, tectonics, research, numerical modeling, GPS instrumentation, and program management. Passionate about increasing inclusion and diversity within the Earth Sciences. 


Ph.D. (2017), Geophysics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Thesis Title: A GPS Modeling Study of earthquakes adn deformation in northern Central America and Aalong the Middle America Trench: 1999 to 2017    Advisor: Chuck DeMets

B.S. (2011), Civil Engineering w/ Minor in Geology, University of the Pacific


  • USGS Geophysicist September 2020 - Present: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hilo, HI
  • Workforce Development Specialist October 2018 - September 2020: UNAVCO Inc., Boulder, CO
  • Software Developer January 2018 - September 2018: Esker Inc., Madison, WI
  • Graduate Research Assistant August 2011 - December 2017: Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Earth Science Intern at Chevron Summer 2017: Reservoir Asset Management Team, Houston, TX
  • Geology Intern at BP Summer 2012: Reservoir Management Team, Anchorage, AK
  • Technology and Surveying Intern Summer 2010: Society of the Promotion of Area Resource Centers, Bangalore, India