Jay Wellik


I am a seismologist for the USAID-USGS Volcano Disaster Assitance Program, based at the Cascade Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA. I write, maintain, and apply automatic processing tools to assist data interpretation and eruption forecasting efforts. I also co-teach the Seismology section at the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes — an eight week summer program on volcano monitoring basics. In my free time, I enjoy running, biking, and skiing.


Pre-USGS Work Experience:

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2014–2015)

  • Asian School of the Environment/Earth Observatory of Singapore
    •  Lab Instructor, Field Instructor, Lab Manager

Peace Corps / Raung Volcano Observatory, East Java, Indonesia (2011–2013)



Michigan Technological University MSc, Geology (May 2014)

DePauw Univeristy BSc, Geology (May 2010)