I am an observational seismologist by training. My research interests include understanding natural hazard processes and long-term dynamics informed by small-scale heterogeneities along major structural boundaries (e.g. basin, plate boundaries and core-mantle boundary). I observe these processes and heterogeneties using multiple data types including seismometers, infrasound sensor and distributed acoustic sensing (DAS); and model the waveforms using methods such as large-scale HPC waveform simulation and moment tensor inversion.
2020 - current: Postdoctoral Fellow, RSES, ANU.
2020: PhD in Geophysics, California Institute of Technology
2016: MSc in Geophysics, California Institute of Technology
2014: BA in Geophysics, University of California Berkeley
(awarded Departmental Citation)
Past teaching experiences
2015 - 2019 Teaching Assistant, Caltech
• Taught 4 graduate-level courses: Advanced Seismology, Plate Tectonics, and Field Geophysics (twice)
2016 - 2019 Facilitator, Caltech Annual Teaching Conferences
• Developed and led 5 new workshops for incoming teaching assistants (TAs) at Caltech, focusing on American classrom culture, international TAs, communication skills, facilitating classroom discussions, and writing problem sets and exams.
I am always interested in finding and creating more outreach opportunities. I believe outreach activites are unique opportunities to engage the pubilc (epsecially our younger generation and science educators) with exciting new discoveries and to empower them by providing reliable information and dispelling misconceptions. Please feel free to reach out for potential collaboration via email. Below are highlights of my past outreach experiences:
2019 'Science for March' at Beckman Lawn, Caltech
Theme: Seismology from Tectonics to Early Warning
Top: Group photo at our booth
Bottom: Kids creating their first 'earthquake' with unparalleled enthusiam
2019 'Doo Dah' Parade, Pasadena, California
Marched alongside Grand Marshall Seismologist Sue Hough and other female seismologists with a message "Drop, Cover and Hold On!"