Sally Sennert


Sally Sennert is a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, stationed since 2006 in the department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Primarily she writes the Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, an weekly online summary of global volcanic activity, based on a collaboration between the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazard Program and the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program. Sally also writes and edits for the monthly production of the Global Volcanism Program's Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network.  


Professional Experience

Geologist, US Geological Survey, 2006-present

Geospatial Analyst, GeoEye, 2004-2006

Graduate Researcher and Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, 2001-2004

Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Primates/Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, 1993-2001



M.S., Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, December 2003

Thesis title- Characterization of Dome Processes at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat: Synthesis of Infrared Remote Sensing Data with a Multi-parameter Database

B.A., Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, May 1997