Dr. Carrie Garrison-Laney is a tsunami hazards expert at Washington Sea Grant and liaison to the National Center for Tsunami Research at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle.
Carrie’s graduate research focused on paleotsunami deposits at intertidal marsh sites around the Salish Sea, and included numerical modeling of tsunamis, a study of marine and intertidal diatom evidence for sea level change, and radiocarbon ages to determine the timing of inundation events and potential tsunami sources.
Carrie’s interests include tsunami science, scientific communication, and scientific education. Carrie participates in a variety of outreach activities, including Washington’s Tsunami Roadshow series of talks.
Carrie earned a bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from San Francisco State University; a master’s degree in Environmental Systems from Humboldt State University; a master’s degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington; and a Ph.D. in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Washington.