Past Annual Meeting Travel Grant Recipients

2019 Travel Grant Recipients

Thanks to generous support from our members, SSA provided travel grants to twenty-one student, international and ESC members to attend our 2019 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, held 23–26 April 2019.

These travel grants were made possible by member contributions to the Kanamori Fund, the General Fund and the Student Travel Fund. Grant recipients received complimentary conference registration and a cash stipend for transportation, food and lodging. The recipients of the 2019 travel grants are as follows:

Student Travel Grant (funded by the Student Travel Grant Fund and General Fund)
Lauren S. Abrahams, Stanford University
Ariana L. Astorga, UGA/CNRS/IFSTTAR/ISTerre
Han Bao, University of California, Los Angeles
Ian P. Cooper, Weston Observatory, Boston College
Rachel L. Hatch, University of Nevada, Reno
David Heath, Colorado State University
Isabel Hong, Rutgers University
Michael Mann, Cornell University
Samantha Marie Palmer, University of Western Ontario
Jason S. Padgett, University of Rhode Island
Marshall Pontrelli, Tufts University
John M. Rekoske, U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado School of Mines
Joel D. Simon, Princeton University
Drake M. Singleton, San Diego State University and UC San Diego 
Jiong Wang, UC Santa Barbara
Nan Wang, San Diego State University
Zongbo Xu, Boise State University
Zhengyang Zhou, Washington University in St. Louis

International Travel Grant (funded by the Kanamori Fund)
Lepolt Linkimer, Universidad de Costa Rica
Chuanbin Zhu, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

European Seismological Commission/SSA Travel Grant (funded by the Kanamori Fund)
Elif Tuerker, University of Potsdam

If you would like to show your support of SSA student members please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the SSA Student Travel Grant Fund today!


2018 Travel Grant Recipients

SSA provided travel grants to twenty student, international and ESC members to attend our 2018 Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, held May 14–17, 2018.

These travel grants were made possible by member contributions to the Kanamori Fund, the General Fund and the Student Travel Fund. Grant recipients received complimentary conference registration and a cash stipend for transportation, food and lodging. The recipients of the 2018 travel grants are as follows:

Student Travel Grant (funded by the Student Travel Grant Fund and General Fund)
Claudia Aristizábal, ISTerre – Universite Grenoble Alpes
Lirca Feliciano-Centeno, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Laney Hart, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jacob Kukovica, The University of Western Ontario
Pamela Moyer, University of New Hampshire
Jessica Schobelock, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Vianca Severino Rivas, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Kahoko Takahashi, Yokohama City University
Sin-Mei Wu, University of Utah
Shuo Yang, University of Notre Dame
Jefferson Yarce, University of Colorado Boulder
Lizhong Zhang, University of Bristol

International Travel Grant (funded by the Kanamori Fund)
Albert Aguilar, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Marcella Cilia, University of Birmingham
Garmalia Mentor William, GeoHazards International
Maria Mesimeri, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Rebecca Salvage, Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional
Hema Sharma, Western University
Hubert Zal, Victoria University of Wellington

European Seismological Commission/SSA Travel Grant (funded by the Kanamori Fund)
Rodrigo Contreras Arratia, Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics


2017 Travel Grant Recipients

SSA provided travel grants to eighteen student, international and ESC members to attend our 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held 18–20 April 2017 .

These travel grants were made possible by member contributions to the Kanamori Fund, the General Fund and the Student Travel Fund. Grant recipients received complimentary conference registration and a cash stipend for transportation, food and lodging. The recipients of the 2017 travel grants are as follows:

Student Travel Grant (funded by the Student Travel Grant Fund and General Fund)
Elizabeth Berg, University of Utah
Edward Brooks, Northwestern University
Yenan Cao, University of Notre Dame
Rosa García Castro, Universidad de El Salvador
Wenyuan Fan, University of California ,San Diego
Alex Grant, University of Washington
Tiegan Hobbs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hannah Mejia, Baylor University
Manuel Mendoza, University of California Riverside
Sunyoung Park, Harvard University
Maeva Pourpoint, Pennsylvania State University
Nader Shakibay Senobari, University of California Riverside
Tim Sonnemann, University of Iceland

International Travel Grant (funded by the Kanamori Fund)
Anton Biryukov, University of Calgary
Zoya Farajpour, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Frederick Jackson, Western University
Sanjay Singh Negi, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

European Seismological Commission/SSA Travel Grant (funded by the Kanamori Fund)
Gregor Schweppe, Cologne University