Government Relations Committee Members

SSA’s public policy activities include educating our members on policy issues that affect the science, issuing resolutions or position statements on seismic matters, and providing information on seismic issues to U.S. legislators and staff, including responding to invitations to provide testimony before congressional committees.

  • Lisa Grant Ludwig (Chair), University of California, Irvine
  • John Anderson, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Rick AsterColorado State University
  • Heather DeShon, Southern Methodist University
  • Ruth Harris (ex officio), SSA President
  • Peggy Hellweg, University of California, Berkeley
  • Keith KnudsenUnited States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Bill Leith, Seismologist
  • William R. Walter, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Deborah Weiser, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Mike West, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Rachel Willis (Government Relations Policy Fellow), Colorado School of Mines