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Jay Wellik

I am a seismologist for the USAID-USGS Volcano Disaster Assistance Program. I write, maintain, and apply automatic processing tools to assist data interpretation and eruption forecasting efforts.

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, I worked at the Raung Volcano Observatory in East Java, Indonesia. I acted as regular observatory staff — noting activity, writing reports, etc. We also installed several temporary and permanent seismic stations. In Singapore, I taught introductory geology classes in the classroom and field to Nanyang Technological University's first cohort of undergraduate students in the Earth Sciences discipline. As a member of VDAP, I work as an operational seismologist — responding to inquiries form partners and maintaining monitoring software. I also co-teach the seismology section at the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes. In my free time, I enjoy running, biking, and skiing. With enough effort, I forget that I was raised in Dallas, Texas.

Professional Experience

  • Field & Lab Coordinator - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2014–2015)

  • Peace Corps Volunteer - Raung Volcano Observatory, East Java, Indonesia (2011–2013)

Education and Certifications

  • Msc - Geology - Michigan Technological University, Michigan (2014)

  • BSc - DePauw University, Indiana (2010)

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