Meet Wendy

Wendy Bohon is a geologist who studies earthquakes and works to improve the communication of science. In particular, she is interested in improving the communication of hazard and risk before, during and after rapid onset geologic hazards.

She has worked on many tectonics related projects in her career, including the B4 LiDAR project in Southern California, climate and tectonics studies in Northwestern Argentina, GPS deployment projects in Bolivia, thrust fault studies in Argentina and the tectonic evolution of the southwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau in India. Her research interests include geomorphology, paleoseismology, landscape evolution, geologic hazards communication and geoscience education.

Wendy is the owner and operator of the Science Communication consulting company, Dr. Wendy Rocks, LLC. In the past, she has worked as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, the Senior Science Communication Specialist for the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Strategic Communication Specialist for the Earth Science Division at NASA Goddard.

Wendy is a AAAS If/Then Ambassador, has served on the Executive Leadership Board of 500 Women Scientists, and is the author of the blog “Twinning at Motherhood“. She is also the founder of the social media managing and consulting company SpaceFace Social Media. She lives in MD with her husband, daughter, twin boys and a menagerie of animals.


Active fault systems, landscape evolution, thermochronology / geochronology, paleoseismology


Geohazards communication, communication skill building, rapid onset geologic hazards communication response, equity in comms


Print, broadcast and internet media subject matter expert