BOD Election 2021 - Candidate Profile

D. Sarah Stamps

Associate Professor

Department of Geosciences

Virginia Tech


2021 - Present Associate Professor Virginia Tech
2015 - 2021 Associate Professor Virginia Tech
2014 - 2016 Assistant Adjunct Professor UCLA
2013 - 2015 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow MIT and UCLA
2013 PhD in Geodesy/Geophysics Purdue University
2017 Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences University of Memphis

Selected Other Service to the Seismological Community

2015 - Present UNAVCO Institutional Member UNAVCO
2015 - 2017 UNAVCO Education & Community Engagement Committee Member UNAVCO
2009 - 2012 UNAVCO Education & Community Engagement Committee Member UNAVCO
2016 UNAVCO Science Workshop, Invited Speaker UNAVCO
Lead author or co-author on 26 open access GNSS/GPS datasets at UNAVCO UNAVCO
*Selected Other Service To The Geophysical Community*
2020 - Present AGU Committee Chair, Africa Award for Research Excellence in Earth/Ocean Sciences AGU
2018 - 2020 AGU Committee Member, Africa Award for Research Excellence in Earth/Ocean Sciences AGU
2020 - Present NSF EarthCube Science and Engagement Team Co-Chair (elected) NSF
2017 - 2018 NSF EarthCube Leadership Council (elected) NSF
2014 - Present NSF EarthCube Science Committee (now Science and Engagement Team) NSF
2018 NSF EarthCube P418-GUI Advisory Team NSF
2017 NSF EarthCube Registry Priority Action Team NSF
2017 NSF EarthCube 2017 All-Hands Meeting Organizing Committee and Emcee NSF
2016 NSF EarthCube Architecture and Implementation Plan Tiger Team Member NSF
2008 - 2010 AGU Geodesy Executive Committee Member AGU
*Selected Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Activities*
2021 Active Bystander Training: How to Stand Up and Step In To End Harassment (SSA organized)
2020 - 2021 Virginia Tech Geosciences URGE Pod Leader
2020 - 2021 NSF EarthCube Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group Member
2020 Include Is a Verb: How Allies Make Inclusion a Reality (SSA organized)
2020, 2021 Supported Fall GPS measurements with HBCU Hampton University
2019, 2020, 2021 Virginia Tech Black College Institute Department Representative
2019 - Present Virginia Tech HHMI Inclusive Excellence Faculty Scholar
2019 - Present International Association for Geoscience Diversity Member
2019 Spring Break GPS measurements with HBCU Hampton University
2019 Virginia Tech Black Students in STEM booth organization
2019 Black Students in STEM hike organizer and participant
2018 - Present Virginia Tech Geosciences Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee Member
2018 - 2021 Virginia Tech Advancing Diversity Workshop
2018 - 2020 Virginia Tech HBCU/HSI Institute Outreach
2018, 2021 Developed CODE-GEO program for underrepresented students


I have been a member of the UNAVCO geodesy community for 16 years and am interested in serving on the IRIS board as a UNAVCO representative to help lead the merger of IRIS and UNAVCO into EarthScope, Inc. My research in GNSS geodesy and computational modeling has greatly benefited from the support and services of IRIS and UNAVCO, therefore I am keen to serve both communities during the transition and beyond. Over the past 6 years I have been deeply involved in the NSF EarthCube community, which has taught me the value of open science, FAIR data, and modern cyberinfrastructure. If elected as an IRIS board member, I would bring my UNAVCO and EarthCube experiences to the job. I would aim to help guide EarthScope, Inc. into an organization that exemplifies open data policies, provides easy access low- and high-latency data, implements community-defined standards, and continues to support cutting-edge geophysical research. I would also advocate for continuing critical education and outreach programs that create a more inclusive and diverse geosciences workforce.