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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Shalani Weerasooriya

University of Southern California
SCEC UseIT Intern
About Me Publications
I am from San Jose, California but am currently a rising sophomore at USC studying Computer Science. I hope to also minor in cyber security. The USEIT Internship will be my first experience with research. Previously, I completed a summer internship with NASA where I helped design informational media to show middle schoolers about how flight simulators work. I have also helped build the website for a local startup called SelfStra LLC. After completing my undergraduate studies at USC, I plan to work in the tech industry for a few years and then go to graduate school. When I am older, I would like to teach at either a high school or college level. I am looking forward to applying to research positions this fall at USC so that I can further enhance my skill set. In my free time, I like to sing, play the piano, and play sports. I enjoy teaching others and was a math tutor as well as a diving coach in high school. My interest in earthquakes can be attributed to visiting Mission San Juan Bautista, where I saw my first seismograph and a fault trace of the San Andreas Fault.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Intern (2018)