Associate Scientist with Tenure

Department of Geology an Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole MA 02543


Education and Employment

2009-present Associate Scientist with Tenure, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2005-2009 Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2008 Visiting Associate Professor, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo Japan.

2006 Visiting Associate Professor, The Earthquake Research Institute, Univ. of Tokyo

2002-2005 Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

2004 Visiting Assistant Professor in Geophysics,  California Institute of Technology

2000-2001: NSF Earth Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University;

2000 Ph.D. in Geophysics from M.I.T.

1995-2000: Graduate Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

1994 B.A. in Geophysics and in Physics, Washington University



IRIS Service

2013-        IRIS President/CEO Search Committee

2012-present OBSIP management committee

2008-2010 GSN standing committee


Other Related Service

Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research., 2005-2011

USGS National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) proposal panel 2008,2009, 2012

Science Plan writing committee for NSF-MARGINS SEIZE initiative, 2008

NSF Amphibious Array Steering Committee, 2010-2012

NSF Cascadia Initiative Workshop Organizing Committee, chair, 2010.

Cascadia Initiative Expedition Team  2010-present



            As one of the generation of scientists whose entire education and career has been enabled by IRIS, it is an honor to stand for election to the IRIS Board.  The extensive community involvement in IRIS is a testament to its importance in enabling the progress of geophysics. The next few years are a crucial time for IRIS as it prepares for the recompetition in 2018 and the formal end of Earthscope.  IRIS must carefully balance its resources during this time to ensure the continued excellence of its core programs while still being able to go after the new opportunities that our community supports.  This time period will require extensive involvement of the Board and if I am elected I will be committed to ensuring the long-term strength of IRIS’s core programs.   I would also hope to utilize my experience with onshore-offshore experiments such as the Cascadia Initiative in helping IRIS develop its plan for the ‘next big thing’ to follow Earthscope.