Lisa A Wald

Lisa A Wald

Geophysicist

Geologic Hazards Science Center

Email: lisa@usgs.gov
Phone: 303-273-8543
Mobile: 303-810-5083
Fax: 303-273-8600

Address:
1711 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401


Expertise

I was a geophysicist in the Pasadena, CA USGS Office for 15 years, and have been in the Golden, CO office since 2002. I am the Web Content Manager for the national USGS Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) website, the Landslide Hazards Program website and the Geomagnetism website.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1984, and my Master

Biography

Computer/Software Experience:

  • MICROSOFT OFFICE, HTML5, CSS3, CODA, ATOM, GIT, ILLUSTRATOR, INDESIGN, FIREWORKS, WordPress, OmniPlan project planning software.

Skills:

  • Manage multiple complex projects involving scientists, IT specialists, graphic designers, and student interns, determine priorities, allocate resources, and assign tasks.
  • Diplomatic leader with ability to create an enthusiastic and cooperative staff.
  • Very organized and detail-oriented.
  • Interpret and write scientific content for various non-technical audiences for web and print publications.
  • Familiarity with information architecture, product usability, and software product development.
  • Create, process, and optimize graphics and images for web and print publications.
  • Design and layout of web and print publications.
  • Websites-specific - Information architecture, user experience, design and layout, personas, wireframes, mockups, HTML, CSS, Wordpress.

Relevant Experience in Education & Outreach/Coordination and Graphic Design & Layout/Communications:

  • Created and coordinated an Education & Outreach Program for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Team office in Pasadena, CA with no budget; created USGS Public Lecture Series, created and lead Teacher Workshops to teach teachers how to teach classrooms  about earthquakes  with hands-on materials.
  • Created classroom activities for K-6 to teach about various earthquake science.
  • Forged a partnership with the KidSpace Museum in Pasadena, CA, and served as a scientific consultant for their new hands-on earthquake exhibit; worked with exhibit designers.
  • Created and presented hands-on talks/presentations about earthquakes to K-6 classrooms and community organizations throughout the Los Angeles Metropolitan area.
  • Coordinated several-year long project to completely redesign the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website, which involved several  1000 webpages, and web developers spread in several offices throughout the US.
  • Coordinated USGS “booths” at local, regional, and national meetings and answered questions.
  • Author and co-author, and graphic design and layout of many USGS Fact Sheets, which are publications that communicate science to the general public; general 5000-10,000 copies printed at a time often with second printings.
  • Created  posters, flyers, and brochures for Pasadena and Golden USGS office events, internal and public.