Corina Cerovski-Darriau


In 2016, I started as a USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on: 1) shallow, storm-driven landslide hazards in California, and 2) mapping, monitoring, and modeling erosion in Hawaii. For my PhD, I focused on the role of landslides in landscape evolution over decades to millennia, using tephrochronology, air photos, lidar analysis, and geophysical investigations to reconstruct past landscapes. Prior to starting my PhD, I was the Policy Associate for the Government Affairs Program at the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in Washington DC.


  • PhD, Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, 2016
  • BA, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2008