Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Consortium
Since September 2014, Dr. Danielle Sumy is a Project Associate in Instrumentation Services and Education and Public Outreach at the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Consortium. In Instrumentation Services, Dr. Sumy conducts data analysis for the Global Seismographic Network (GSN) and education and outreach for the Central and Eastern United States Seismic Network (CEUSN). In Education and Public Outreach, Dr. Sumy is a project manager for the citizen-science project the Quake-Catcher Network and the Early Career Investigators (ECI) program, just to name a few. Before joining IRIS, Dr. Sumy conducted research on aftershocks of the 2011 M5.7 Prague, Oklahoma induced earthquake as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California and the United States Geological Survey, respectively. Dr. Sumy graduated with her PhD from Columbia University in 2011, where she studied earthquake triggering at mid-ocean ridges by tidally induced stress. She has applied this research to her investigations into induced earthquakes in Oklahoma, which are triggered by nearby wastewater injection. Due to the misconceptions surrounding induced seismicity, her research inspires her to educate and inform the public regarding earthquake risk and hazard, something she continues today. Dr. Sumy resides in Falls Church, VA with her husband, and also runs a successful Mary Kay business to empower and inspire women to know that real beauty comes from the inside.