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Leadership California Trailblazer Awardee Dr. Lucy Jones Making Headlines Again

Tuesday, August 13, 2019  
Posted by: Leadership California
After the recent earthquake in Southern California, Dr. Lucy Jones, Founder and Chief Scientist for the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society and 2019 Leadership California Trailblazer award honoree, is finding herself in the news again. Jones is doing what she does best – talking about how we can better prepare for natural disasters like earthquakes. 

Understanding earthquakes and how we can better prepare for them put Dr. Jones in the spotlight as she helped explain the occurrences and preparedness alongside elected officials for LA County and others in recent weeks. It also provided an opportunity for research that only comes when the unpredictable activity of an earthquake occurs. The numerous interviews she conducted with national and international press once again demonstrated her unparalleled expertise in her field and highlighted why she was so deserving of the Trailblazer award from Leadership California. 

Dr. Jones spend 33 years with the U.S. geological Survey performing groundbreaking research on earthquakes and developed the first American earthquake drill, the “Great Shake Out.”

Read this article about her involvement in the recent earthquakes in the LA Times here.