Officers

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Erika Gasperikova President

Erika came to the Bay Area in 1995 to pursue her Ph.D. in electromagnetic geophysical techniques in Engineering Geoscience at UC Berkeley. After finishing her degree, she stayed in the Bay Area, and she has worked at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(http://eesa.lbl.gov/profiles/erika-gasperikova/).

 

Jiuping Chen Vice President

Jiuping moved to the Bay Area in 2004 when he joined Schlumberger-EMI Technology Center in Richmond after finishing his post-doctoral study and research associate appointment at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  Since then he has been working with Schlumberger as a Research Geophysicist. In 2014 he was transferred to Katy Technology Center in Houston, working on EM telemetry, and recently he moved back to the Bay Area.

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Evan Schankee Um  Secretary

Evan Schankee Um is a computational geophysicist. He came to the Bay Area in 2005 after his M.S. at University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a graduate intern at Schlumberger EMI Technology Center in Richmond. Later, he finished his Ph.D. in Geophysics at Stanford University. Since then, he has been at Berkeley Lab.

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 Sole Velasco Treasurer

Sole is a geophysicist who came to the Bay Area in 2009 after she obtained her Ph.D. in seismology at the University of Arizona.  Since then, she has worked for Chevron as an exploration geoscientist and is now working for NEOS as a senior geoscientist and project manager.

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David Alumbaugh Past President

David has a long history in Bay Area geophysics, which started in 1987 when he pursued his MS and PhD degrees in electromagnetic geophysical techniques in Engineering Geoscience at UC Berkeley. He left the State for ten years to pursue positions at Sandia National Laboratories, NM, and the University of Wisconsin Madison, returning to the Bay Area in 2003. Since that time David has worked for Schlumberger EMI Technology Center in Richmond, Chevron in San Ramon, and now NEOS GeoSolutions in Pleasanton.

 

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