SSA Connects

Meet with advisors online. Ask anything. Move your career ahead at SSA Connects.

Are you looking for some guidance about your career in seismology? Curious how to get ahead in your field? Interested to know more about a seismologist’s day-to-day work?

Join SSA Connects – a virtual meet-up and opportunity to get advice from SSA members. These one-hour events occur bimonthly and are open to SSA members only. After each meeting, we’ll ask for your feedback so that they evolve to be as useful as possible.

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Upcoming Events

These are informal discussions that will reflect the needs and interests of the participants, who may sign up for specific breakout rooms when registering.  Each session will be different, completely dependent on those involved.

Advancing Seismology on Capitol Hill – 21 October, 10 a.m. Pacific

Every seismologist needs to know how to communicate about earthquake science. And understanding your audience is important.

At this session of SSA Connects, two legislative aides share their perspective of the policymaking process and how scientists can be most effective in working with Members of Congress and influencing policy.

The discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Duffy, SSA’s government relations liaison. Unlike past mentoring events, there are no breakout rooms at this event.


Annie Hoefler
Senior Professional Staff
Senate Energy & Natural Resources

Annie Hoefler is a senior professional staff member for Chairman Lisa Murkowski on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. She focuses primarily on natural resources and federal lands issues. Hoefler is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and earned her B.A. in geography from Colgate University.

Carisa Bunge
Legislative Assistant
Congressman Joe Neguse
U.S. House of Representative

Carissa Bungee is a legislative assistant to Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, where she covers natural resource and hazards issues. Before joining Rep. Neguse, she was a Senior Public Affairs Specialist at the American Geophysical Union. A graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Environmental Studies, Carissa has worked as an Education and Policy Outreach Specialist with the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies and a Communications Intern with the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Registration Deadline: 20 October at Noon Pacific

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