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Photo: Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia

Other Professional Activities

Synergistic Activities and Leadership

  • Seismological Society of America Connects Panelist Mentor on "How to Grow a Career over the Long-term" (May 2022)

  • Session Convener for Seismological Society of America 2022 Annual Meeting Session -  Improving Strong-motion Data, Products and Services: From Waveform Quality to Open Dissemination (April 2022)

  • Organization Panel member for Consortium of Organizations for Strong Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) Student and Early Career Mentoring and Virtual Networking Event (October 2021)

  • Seismological Society of America Connects Panelist Mentor on "Non-traditional Career Paths" (July 2020)

  • Session Chair for Geological Society of America Northeastern/Southeastern Section Meeting Technical Session - Deciphering Active Tectonics and Seismic Hazard in Eastern North America (March 2020)

  • Session Convener for Seismological Society of America 2019 Annual Meeting Session - Methods for Site Response Estimation (April 2019) (website)

  • First Vice-President for Potomac Geophysical Society (May 2018 - May 2020) (website)

  • Vice-Chair for updating American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / American Nuclear Standard (ANS) 2.29, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (January 2017 - Present) (website)

  • Mw 4.2 Dover, Delaware, Earthquake of 30 November 2017 seismic aftershock network deployment and retrieval volunteer (Fall 2017) (publication)

  • Reviewer for the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Seismological Research Letters, Earthquake Spectra, Journal of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Icarus, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, and the Sinkhole Conference 2020

  • Mentor for Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM) students through MentorNet Program (June 2015 - Present) (website)

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Wiki Chat, Open Data Portal (website) (April 2015)

  • Combined Federal Campaign Division Keyworker (Fall 2014)

  • Reviewer for the Journal of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (March 2012, May 2012) and the Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets (May 2014, April 2015)

  • Developed new “Geology in your life” initiative for the University of Maryland Physical Geology Laboratories aimed to bridge connections between geology and the everyday life of students in lab exercise material and lectures

  • National Park Service Volunteer at the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park at Great Falls and the National Mall and Memorial Parks.  Led interpretive hikes and produced geology brochure for park visitors (August 2009 – 2014)

  • Participant in Geosciences Congressional Visits Day, a two-day event uniting geosciences from across the nation in Washington, DC, to raise visibility and support for the geosciences on Capitol Hill (September 2011)

  • Co-organized public outreach events at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum including (1) activities for the Exploring the Universe family day event; (2) museum docent training on the MESSENGER spacecraft; and contributed to (3) Mars Day’s 3D image visualization table (May – August 2012) (Link)

Awards and Honors

  • Group Special Thanks for Achieving Results (STAR) award for response to Wildfire impacts of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) (2022)

  • Special Thanks for Achieving Results (STAR) award form the Earthquake Monitoring Project for developing GIS spatial analysis of seismic stations in Wildfire boundaries (2020)

  • Agency Group Special Act Implementation of the Lessons-Learned from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident - NRC Office of New Reactors and Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (2014)

  • Topographic Maps exercise accepted in the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary teaching Activity collection (2014)

  • University of Maryland Nominee, Delores Z. Liebmann Fellowship (2012)

  • University of Maryland, Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award (2011)

  • University of Maryland, Department of Geology Best Graduate Seminar Talk Runner-up (M.S. Category) (2009)

  • University of North Carolina, Distinction as a University Research Scholar (2007)

  • University of North Carolina, Distinction as a University Scholar (Honors Program) (2007)

  • The Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, Robert L. Bates Memorial Scholarship (Honorable Mention) (2006)

Selected Grants and Scholarships

  • UNAVCO travel grant to the Geological Society of American annual meeting, $430 (2012)

  • American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Scholarship Foundation, $4,000 (2012)

  • Smithsonian Institution, Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship, $7,500 (2012)

  • University of Maryland Graduate School, Ann Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, $10,800 (2012)

  • Eastern Section Seismological Society of America Meeting Travel Grant, $500 (2011)

  • University of Maryland, Geology Department Alumni Funded Travel Grant, $800 (2011)

  • Smithsonian Institution, Short-term Visiting Researcher Fellowship, $6,500 (2011)

  • Seismological Society of America, Annual Meeting Travel Grant, $600 (2011)

  • UNAVCO – GAMIT/GLOBK and DEFNODE Workshop Travel Grant, $900 (2010)

  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award from the University of Maryland Graduate School, $600 (2009)

  • Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Conference Student Travel Grant, $50 (2009)

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville, Undergraduate Research Grant, $500 (2006)

  • North Carolina Department of Transportation Scholarship, $100 (2003)


Research Highlights

  • 2011 December, Martin, A., Graduate Student Highlight, GeoGram, The University of Maryland Department of Geology Newsletter

  • 2011 October 3, Hicks, L., The art and timing of earthquakes, The Diamondback, The University of Maryland's Independent Student Newspaper, 102nd Year, No. 23

  • 2011 April 14, Broadbent, N., Active Fault Zones in the Nation’s Capital, Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN, Media Tip Sheet Research Highlight (Link)

  • 2010 October 30, Techniques for detecting and quantifying neotectonic deformation of the landscape, Graduate Student Government, Graduate Student Research spotlight, p. 6

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Geographers, American Institute of Professional Geologists, American Geophysical Union, Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists, Association of Women Geologists, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Geological Society of America, Geological Society of Washington, Seismological Society of America, Society of Exploration Geophysicists