Sarah Minson

Biography

Education

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

 

Appointments

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

2014                       Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology

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

 

Awards

2021                       U.S. Geological Survey STAR Award

2021                       U.S. Geological Survey STAR Award

2020                       IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship

2019                       U.S. Geological Survey STAR Award

2018                       Kavli Fellow (National Academy of Sciences and The Kavli Foundation)

2016                       U.S. Geological Survey STAR Award

2014                       Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

2011 – 2013           U.S. Geological Survey Mendenhall Fellowship

2009                       Outstanding Student Paper Award – AGU Fall Meeting

2006 – 2009           NASA Earth System Science Fellowship

2003 – 2004           Gutenberg Fellowship, California Institute of Technology

2002 – 2003           Ramsden Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley

2003                       Departmental Citation in Recognition of Distinguished Undergraduate Accomplishment, University of California, Berkeley

2003                       Outstanding Woman Student Award, Association of Women Geoscientists

2002                       Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley