Episode 229: From Barriers to Belonging – Building Strong Companies & Teams in Geophysics

“Understanding the problem is sometimes more important than getting to a solution.”

In this episode, Dr. Eileen Martin, winner of the 2024 J. Clarence Karcher Award, shares actionable advice and resources to help you make a positive impact in your professional environment.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The definitions of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the context of geophysics
  • The mission statement of the JEDI Committee and its guiding principles
  • The challenges and opportunities of a volunteer-driven organization
  • The JEDI Ambassadors program and its role in promoting JEDI principles
  • How to question biases and actively support colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Practical ways to foster inclusion and belonging in professional settings
  • The importance of recognizing and nominating diverse talent for awards
Seismic Soundoff · 229: From Barriers to Belonging – Building Strong Companies & Teams in Geophysics

In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Eileen Martin elaborates on the JEDI Committee’s initiatives, including the JEDI Ambassadors program, which aims to integrate JEDI principles across various SEG committees.

Listeners will learn practical steps for promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within their organizations and the broader geophysics community. This episode offers actionable advice and resources to help you make a positive impact in your professional environment.

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Guest Bio

Dr. Eileen Martin is an associate professor at Colorado School of Mines jointly appointed in geophysics and applied math and statistics. At Mines, she is a part of two industry-aligned consortia: Center for Wave Phenomena and Center to Advance the Science of Exploration to Reclamation in Mining. She earned her PhD from the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford in 2018, where she was a member of the Stanford Exploration Project group and an affiliate in the geophysics department at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She holds an MS in geophysics from Stanford and a BS with a double major in math and computational physics from UT-Austin. She has earned an NSF CAREER grant (2021), the SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences Early Career Prize (2023), and the SEG J. Clarence Karcher Award (2024). 

Show Credits

Andrew Geary at TreasureMint hosted, edited and produced this episode. The SEG podcast team comprises Jennifer Cobb, Kathy Gamble, and Ally McGinnis. 

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