Exciting news! We're transitioning to the Statewide California Earthquake Center. Our new website is under construction, but we'll continue using this website for SCEC business in the meantime. We're also archiving the Southern Center site to preserve its rich history. A new and improved platform is coming soon!
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Jason Ballmann

Communications Manager

Expertise: Communications (Science, Risk, and Crisis), Media Relations, Public Relations, Content Production and Art Direction, Copywriting, Social Media, Email Marketing, Content Management, Events, Strategic Partnerships
About Me Publications
Jason served as Communications Manager for SCEC until February 2022, where he communicated SCEC science to help people better prepare to survive and recover from earthquakes. Notably, Jason provided coordination for Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, TsunamiZone.org, Earthquake Country Alliance, and numerous other science, risk, and crisis communications objectives pertaining to SCEC activities through a variety of unified channels, including but not limited to: social media, email, media relations, web, and events and displays. He applied research in marketing, advertising, and social science to improve SCEC's reach and impact, and also led the GeoHazards Messaging Collaboratory effort, a communications partnership effort between the USGS, NOAA, IRIS, UNAVCO, and FEMA. In 2013, Jason received his Master of Music in Composition from the University of Southern California, and in 2011, his Bachelor of Music in Composition degree from Southern Methodist University.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Staff (2012 - 2022)
SCEC Intern (2011 - 2012)