Princeton Unversity (1991-1996)  

Princeton NJ, USA

Ph. D. in Geological and Geophysical Sciences, January 1996.


University of Utrecht (1984-1990)  

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Drs. (M. Sc.) in Geophysics, January 1990. Minors: Physics, Mathematics.


Northwestern University (2003-present)  

Evanston IL, USA

Assistant Professor and Associate Professor


Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (1998-2003)

Zürich, Switzerland



Carnegie Institution of Washington (1996–1998) 

Washington DC, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow.


Princeton University (1992–1995)

Princeton NJ, USA

Teaching Assistant in Seismology.


University of Utrecht (1990–1991)

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Seismic Array Operator and Research Assistant.


ORFEUS Data Center (1988–1989)

 Utrecht, The Netherlands

Technical Assistant and Data Quality control technician.


University of Utrecht (1987–1988)

 Utrecht, The Netherlands

Teaching Assistant in physics and computer science at the Vet and Med Schools.

Seismographic Network Experience

SPREE (2011–2013)

83 stations, Mid-continent Rift region

Research and field project co-leader.


BLSP02 (2002–2004)

15 stations, Brazil

Research and field project co-leader.


MIDSEA (1999–2002)

25 stations, Eurasia-Africa plate-boundary region

Research and field project leader.


Kaapvaal Craton Seismic Project (1997-1999)              80 stations, southern Africa

Chief field seismologist in Zimbabwe.


SAMPLE (1996)

6 stations, Mexico

Field Seismologist.


NARS-NL (1990–1991)

 13 stations, Benelux and Germany

Chief field and research seismologist.

Honors and Awards

National Earthscope Speaker (2008-2009)

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, NSF (2007-2012)

Distinguished Speaker of the Association for Women Geoscientists (2004-2006)

Harry O. Wood Fellowship, Carnegie Institution of Washington (1997–1998)

Harold W. Dodds honorific Fellowship, Princeton University (1994–1995)


(2010-2012) Secretary of the Seismology Section of AGU.

(2010-2012) Member of the IRIS Education and Public Outreach Standing Committee.

(2009-2013) Co-organized and co-taught a week-long short course "USArray Data Processing for the Next Generation of Seismologists".

(2008) Co-convened the 2008 IRIS Workshop.

(2007-2009) Member of the Board of Directors of IRIS.

(2006-2008) Member of the Transportable Array (USArray, Earthscope) Working group.

(2004–2007) Member of the IRIS Data Management System Standing Committee.

(1998–2004) Member of the Executive Committee of the ORFEUS Data Management Center.

(2000–2002) Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research.

(2003-present) Co-convener, chair, and student judge of sessions at meetings of the American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union, Latin American Geophysical Union, and Earthscope.

(1995–present) Peer review for about a dozen professional journals and several funding agencies.

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