Angela G Marusiak      •       Geology Department University of Maryland - College Park          •           marusiak@umd.edu

 

Angela G Marusiak

PhD Candidate in Geology | marusiak@umd.edu

Geology Department 8000 Regents Drive, University of Maryland- College Park 20742

 

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EDUCATION

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

2015 –   | PhD in Geology.

Advisor: Nicholas Schmerr

 

Boston University, Boston MA 02215

2009-2013 | B.A in Geophysics and Planetary Science (minor: Mechanical Engineering)

Advisor: Michael Mendillo and Paul Hall

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018-2020 | NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)

2015-2020 | Dean’s Fellowship - University of Maryland

2019 | Seismological Society of America (SSA) Travel Grant

2019 | Goldhaber Travel Grant- University of Maryland

2017 | Best Pre-Candidate Graduate Student Talk - University of Maryland

2017, 2018 | ESSIC Travel Grant - University of Maryland

2013 | Center for Space Physics Prize - Boston University

2010-2013 | Dean's List - Boston University

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Publications

Marusiak, A.G., Nicholas C. Schmerr, Danielle DellaGiustina, S. Hop Bailey, Veronica J. Bray, Erin Pettit, Peter H. Dahl, Brad Avenson, Natalie Wagner. (submitted to SRL) The Deployment of the Seismometer to Investigate Ice and Ocean Structure (SIIOS) on Gulkana Glacier, Alaska

Garcia, R., Khan, A., Drilleau, M., Margerin, L., Kawamura, T., Sun, D., … Zhu, (2019)  Lunar Seismology: An Update on Interior Structure Models. Space Science Reviews. 215: 50. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-019-0613-y

Nunn, C., Garcia, R., Nakamura, Y., Marusiak, A. G., Kawamura, T., Sun, D., … Zhu, P. (Space Science Reviews, in revision) Lunar Seismology: A Data and Instrumentation Review

Marusiak, A.G., Schmerr, N.C., Banks, M.E., Daubar, I.J., 2020. Terrestrial Single-Station Analog for Constraining the Martian Core and Deep Interior: Implications for InSight. Icarus 335, 113396. DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113396

Mendillo, M., Marusiak, A.G., Withers, P., Morgan, D., Gurnett, D., 2013. A new semiempirical model of the peak electron density of the Martian ionosphere. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 5361-5365.

Mendillo, M., Narvaez, C., Marusiak, A.G., 2013. Are ionospheric storms the same during different solar cycles? Journal of  Geophysical Research-Space Physics 118, 6795-6805.

 

Invited/Public Lectures

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Webinar. 25th September 2019  "Seismology in the Solar System: The InSight Mission to Mars"

Potomac Geophysical Society, Sept. 12th, 2019. "Seismology in the Solar System: The InSight Mission to Mars"

Geological Society of Washington, February 6th, 2019. "Investigating Icy Worlds: How Greenland can help us Understand Ocean Worlds"

Public Lecture at Thule Air Force Base, August 19th 2018. "Investigating Icy Worlds: How Greenland can help us Understand Ice Covered Worlds"

 

Conference Abstracts- listed by 1st author first, see Google Scholar for complete list

Marusiak, A.G., Schmerr, N. C., Bailey, H., DellaGiustina, D., Bray, V. J., Weber, R., ….Wagner N.(2019). Ambient Seismicity on Europan Analogs using the Seismometer to Investigate Ice and Ocean Structure (SIIOS). AGU Fall Meeting.

Marusiak, A. G., Schmerr, N. C., Bailey, S. H., DellaGiustina, D. N., Bray, V. J., Dahl, P., … Weber, R. C. (2019). Location of Seismicity with a Small Aperture Seismometer Array: Implications for Seismology with an Ocean World Lander. In 50th LPSC. Woodlands, TX, Abstract 1546.

Marusiak, A. G., Schmerr, N., DellaGiustina, D., Bailey, H., Bray, V., Broadbeck, J., … Avenson, B. (2018). The Seismometer to Investigate Ice and Ocean Structure (SIIOS) in Greenland: Testing Instrument Performance on an Icy World Analog. AGU Fall Meeting 2018. Washington D.C

Marusiak A. G, N. C. Schmerr, R. C. Weber, D. N. DellaGiustina, S. H. Bailey, V.  J. Bray, E. C. Pettit,  C. Carr, N. Wagner, P. Dahl,  B. Avenson, M. Siegler,  (2018). SIIOS in Alaska - Active Source Comparative Test for Europan Lander Seismometers, LPSC XLIX, Houston, TX.

Marusiak, A.G., Schmerr, N.C., Banks, M.E., Daubar, I.J., (2017). Terrestrial Single-Station Analog for Constraining the Martian Deep Interior., LPSCXLVIII, Houston. TX.

Marusiak, A.G., Schmerr, N.C., Banks, M.E., Daubar, I.J., (2016). Terrestrial Single-Station Analog for the Detection of the Martian Core, LPSCXLVII, Houston. TX.

DellaGiustina, D. N., Bailey, S. H., Bray, V. J., Dahl, P., Schmerr, N. C., Avenson, B., … Marusiak, A.G. (2019). On-Lander Seismology at an Ocean Worlds Analog Site in Northwest Greenland. In 50th LPSC. Woodlands, TX., Abstract 2764.

Schmerr, N. C., Bailey, H., DellaGiustina, D., Bray, V. J., Habib, N., Pettit, E. C., et al. (2018). The 2018 Qaanaaq Fireball: A Seismic Recording of a Meteorite Impact Event into the Greenland Ice Sheet. AGU Fall Meeting. AGU. Retrieved from https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/456944

Garcia, R.F, Zhu, P., Zhao, N., Wieczorek, M., Weber, R., Sun, D., Rivoldini, A., Margerin, L., Nunn, C., Nakamura, Y., Lognonne, P., Kawamura, T., Khan, A., Marusiak, A., Dilleau, M. (2018). An International Team to Create Reference Models and Data Sets for Moon Seismology, Vol. 20, EGU2018-4824.

Bray, V. J., Weber, R. C., DellaGiustina, D. C., Bailey, H., Schmerr, N. C., Marusiak, A. G., … Selznick, S. (2017). SIIOS in Alaska – Testing an “In-Vault” Option for a Europa Lander Seismometer. AGU Fall 2017.

Daubar, I.J., Schmerr, N., Banks, M., Marusiak, A., Golombek, M.P., (2016). Recent Impacts on Mars: Cluster Properties and Seismic Signal Predictions, AAS/DPS, Abstracts 48.

 

 

RESEARCH AND EMPLOYMENT

 

2015- | Graduate Assistant: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Research: Single-Station Seismometers for Constraining the Interior Structure of Planetary Bodies: Implications for Mars and Icy Satellites

Advisor: Nicholas Schmerr

 

2015- | InSight Science Team Collaborator: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Instrument: SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure)

 

2016| NASA/APL Internship: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Civil Space)

Research: Simulating Impact Ejecta Trajectories and Landing Locations using pkdgrav

Advisors: Olivier Barnouin and Carolyn Ernst

 

2014-2015| Teaching Assistant and Part-time Lecturer: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Courses: Geochemistry (Fall 2014) Earthquakes and Volcanoes (Spring 2015)

 

2013-2014| Technical Assistant: Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Duties: Catalog and test equipment used by the Borehole Group in conjunction with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

Advisors: Gerrado Iturrino and David Goldberg

 

2011-2013| Undergraduate Student Researcher: Center for Space Physics, Boston University

Research: "A new semiempirical model of the peak electron density of the Martian ionosphere" (2012-2013) "Are ionospheric storms the same during different solar cycles?" (2011-2013)

Advisor: Michael Mendillo

 

2012| NASA PGGURP Internship: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Civil Space)

Research: Thermo-spectra analysis of planetary analog materials

Advisor: Noam Izenberg

 

2010-2012| Undergraduate Student Researcher: Earth Sciences Department, Boston University

Research: Mapping olivine melt in peridotite

Advisor: Uli Faul

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 | University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Teaching Assistant for GEOL 110: Introduction to Geology Lab

 

2016, 2017 | University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Teaching Assistant for GEOL 200: Earth’s Fury

 

2015 | Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Grader, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 

2014 | Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Teaching Assistant, Geochemistry

 

2010-2014| Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth

Teaching Assistant for Astronomy (Bristol, RI 2010), Astrophysics (Baltimore, MD 2013, Lancaster, PA 2014)

 

SERVICE

AGU Voices for Science (2019)

AGU Fall Meeting Session Co-convener (2019)

Planetary Data System (PDS) Reviewer (2019)

Microblogger for LPSC50 (2019)

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness) Committee Member (2019)

College of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Graduate Student Council, Geology Dept. Representative (2017-2019)

NASA Panel  Executive Secretary (2017-2019)

Volunteer for Structural Geology Class Field Trip (2018)

Volunteer for Field Geophysics Class Field Trip (2018)

 

 

OUTREACH

Open Houses and Science Festivals

Volunteer for Geology Department at University of Maryland, Maryland Day Open House (2016-2019)

Skype A Scientist (2019-2020)

Two Scientists Walk into a Bar, Denizens Brewing Co. (2019)

Expert-Is-In Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2019)

Volunteer for IRIS at USA Science & Engineering Festival (2018)

 

Popular Media

On InSight:

Interview on 21 WPTA Fort Wayne, Indiana. May 20 2019.

 

On SIIOS deployment:

AGU Podcast: Special Release: Deviations from the Norm. August 12th, 2019

Europa: The Search for Life (2019). Matthew E. Wright. UMD College of Computer, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

AGU Guestgrammer (on instagram) for SIIIOS project Sept 20-24th 2018

UAF scientists use Gulkana Glacier for NASA research - KTVA 11 - The Voice of Alaska. (2017). Retrieved January 29, 2018, from http://www.ktva.com/story/36504597/uaf-scientists-use-gulkana-glacier-for-nasa-research

A glacier in Interior Alaska is a testing ground for equipment intended for use in Space. Rosen, Yereth. Anchorage Daily News. 18 September (2017)

 

On NESSF Award:

Irene Ying. (2018). Three UMD Graduate Students Receive 2018 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships | College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.  from https://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/features/4185

 

 

WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIUMS ATTENDED

2019 JPL's Planetary Science Summer School

2018 AGU's Sharing your Science Communications Workshop

2018 Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

2017 POLENET/SCAR-SERCE Glacial Seismology School

 

MEMBERSHIPS/COLLABORATIONS

NASA Discovery Mission InSight: Science Team Collaborator (Since 2015)

International Space Science Institute (ISSI): An International Reference for Seismological Data Sets and Internal Structure Models of the Moon: Young Scientist (2017-2018)

American Geophysical Union

Geological Society of America, Planetary Sciences Division

Geological Society of Washington

Seismology Society of America

Potomac Geophysical Society

Earth Science Women's Network

Boston University Alumni Association/ Loyalty Circle

 

SOFTWARE/PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE

Expert Level: MATLAB, SAC, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Muse

Proficient Level: Python, Obspy, InstaSeis, GEMINI, SOD