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Sarah Minson

Sarah Minson is a research scientist in the Earthquake Hazards Program.


2010 Ph.D. in Geophysics, California Institute of Technology.
         Thesis: “A Bayesian Approach to Earthquake Source Studies ”
         Committee:  James Beck, Thomas Heaton (chair), Donald Helmberger, Hiroo Kanamori, Nadia Lapusta
         Mark Simons (advisor)

2005 M.S. in Geophysics, California Institute of Technology

2003 B.A. in Geophysics with Highest Distinction in General Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley
         Honors Thesis: “Source Mechanisms of Volcanic Induced Seismicity – Miyakejima, Japan, 2000"
         Advisor: Douglas Dreger


Professional Experience

  • 2014 – Present       Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey

    2014                       Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology

    2011 – 2013           Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Geological Survey STAR Award - 2021

Science and Products