Lisa A Wald

Geophysicist in the Pasadena, CA USGS Office for 15 years, and Golden, CO since 2002. Web Content Manager for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) website, the Landslide Hazards Program website, and the Geomagnetism website, member of Natural Hazards Mission web team.


Computer/Software Experience



  • 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.

Science Communications Articles for a Non-Technical Audience