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Sarah Minson

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

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

 

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

  • 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 Stud

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