Who We Are

Center Team

The Center is led by Dr. Lucy Jones and supported by a team that currently includes:

Dr. Lucy Jones

Dr. Lucy Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, with a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities.
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Ines Pearce

Ines Pearce has spent 26 years in emergency management and building extensive public-private partnerships, most notably as Director of Project Impact for the City of Seattle. Having represented the World Economic Forum at the United Nations, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Pearce is an internationally recognized expert in the field.


John Bwarie

John Bwarie has spent years engaging with communities, crafting messages, and delivering results in support of resilience and the use of expert information in decision-making. John has worked alongside Dr. Jones since 2007 and was instrumental in creating the Great ShakeOut.


Kate Long

Kate Long has spent two decades in emergency management, most recently serving as the Earthquake & Tsunami Program Manager for the State of California. Kate was a driving force for the creation of the Earthquake County Alliance and started her career as a producer in Hollywood.


Advisory Board

Marissa Aho – City of Los Angeles
Andrea Davis – Walt Disney Company
James Goltz – University of Kyoto
Christopher Terzich – Wells Fargo