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Julie A Herrick

Julie is a Geologist and Geologic Map Editor for the Office of Communications.


Michigan Technological University
♦ Master of Science April 2011
♦ Major: Geology

Boston University
♦ Geology Field Camp May–July 2002
    “Geology of Western Ireland: CAS ES500S”

Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
♦ Bachelor of Arts May 2002
♦ Major: Geology


  • USGS Representative to the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature (NACSN): 2017–2020
  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI): 2017–Present
  • Colorado Scientific Society (CSS): 2015–Present
  • Mineralogical Society of America (MSA): 2013–Present
  • Geological Society of Washington (GSW): 2012–2014
  • Association for Women Scientists (AWG): 2009–Present
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU): 2006–Present
  • Geological Society of America (GSA): 2001–Present


  • High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging I: Geological Society of America Short Course 501 (participant: Nov. 2, 2016)
  • Introduction to Drones (sUAS) in the Geosciences: Geological Society of America Short Course 512 (participant: Nov. 3, 2016)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar--Principle/Practice/Processing: Geological Society of America Short Course 508 (participant: Sept. 24, 2016)
  • NASA Earth Science Division, Applied Sciences Program: Proposal Review Committee (panelist: Jan. 2014 and Mar. 2012)
  • "The Scientist is In," Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:
  1. Carribean Pumice Rafts: From the highlands to the reefs? (Apr. 19, 2014) Location: Q?rius Hall
  2. Debris Transportation in the western Caribbean Sea (Apr. 24, 2012) Location: Sant Ocean Hall
  • FEMA Course, Volcanic Crisis Awareness, Conducted by Bruce Houghton, Kristine Kosinski, and Samantha Weaver,
    San Francisco, CA (certified: Dec. 14–15, 2013)
  • Between a Rock and a Simulated Space: Dept. of Geology Seminar Series, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
    (Jan. 17, 2013)
  • AGU Inaugural Science Policy Conference, Washington, DC (attended: Apr. 30–May 2, 2012)
  • Michigan Tech University’s Peace Corps Masters International Program in Natural Hazard Mitigation: AGU
    Workshop “The Science of Disaster Mitigation: Research, Careers for Graduating Students and Post-Docs,
    and Opportunities for Faculty,” AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (Dec. 12, 2010)
  • Hazard Mitigation: Volcán Barú, Panama: D80 Conference “Act Global, Act Local,” Michigan Technological
    University (Oct. 9, 2010)
  • GSA Annual Meeting Workshop: LaharZ, Cascade Volcano Observatory, USGS, (participant: Oct. 16–17, 2009)
  • Reporte del trabajo, Las Avalanchas de Escombros del Volcán Barú, Panamá: Presentation for Civil
    Defense SINAPROC, Chiriquí Province, Panama (Aug. 25, 2009)

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