I am the newest member of the Data Management Center with IRIS. Currently, I am a Data Engineer for the Engine Room Operations group. My position began in October, and I could not be more excited to be working with IRIS. This new job will allow me to expand my data management and computer science toolbox, working with different data types and feeds throughout the storage and distribution process.
I come from a mostly field background, working for Idaho National Laboratory as a Field Engineer for a year. In this position, I managed 35 seismic stations to continuously monitor the seismic activity around the lab. I am currently working on completing my master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. My thesis consists of determining how declustering of a seismic catalog affects the hazard curves and maps that are created from aforementioned catalogs.
When I’m not managing seismic data, I am out in the mountains. Depending on the weather, I’m either skiing, mountain biking, or trail running. I am looking forward to learning all about the data management side of seismology!
by Emily Maher (EarthScope Data Services)