Lisa A Wald
Geologic Hazards Science Center
1711 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
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
- MICROSOFT OFFICE, HTML5, CSS3, CODA, ATOM, GIT, ILLUSTRATOR, INDESIGN, FIREWORKS, WordPress, OmniPlan project planning software.
- 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.