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Lisa Wald


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I was a geophysicist in the Pasadena, CA USGS Office for 15 years, and have been in the Golden, CO office since 2002. I am the Web Content Manager for the national USGS Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) website, the Landslide Hazards Program website and the Geomagnetism website.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1984, and my Masters of Science in Geophysics from the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1987.  I spent the first part of my career performing database management for the office and doing research on surface waves and site response, and then I created and Education & Outreach Program for the Pasadena USGS Office.  In the early 90's I began doing web development, specializing in website information architecture and user experience (design and layout).

I have also designed and created USGS Fact Sheets and other print documents used for communicating the mission and activities of the Earthquake Hazards Program.  National Geographic has used my educational materials, and several publishing companies for educational books have used my expertise, including Time Magazine’s “Time for Kids” and Random House’s “Magic Tree House” series.  In 2003, I won the USGS Shoemaker Award for Communication Product Excellence for the Earthquake Hazards Program website.

Most recently I selected to be the web designer for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) "Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit" website.

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My Science Topics

Science Topic
Natural Hazardsearthquake occurrences
Natural Hazardsearthquake preparedness
Natural Hazardsearthquakes
Natural Hazardshazards
Natural Hazardstsunamis
Information Technologyweb site/page development
Information Technologydata communication

My USGS Science Strategy Areas

A National Hazard, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program

Web Design & Content Manager

Earthquake Hazards Program, Landslide Hazards Program, Geomagnetism Program, Geologic Hazards Team

Contact Information

Lisa Wald
1711 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
303-273-8600 - Fax
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