[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 40 (Monday, March 14, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E294]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                 TRIBUTE TO DR. LUCILE M. (LUCY) JONES


                          HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 14, 2016

  Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Dr. Lucile M. (Lucy) 
Jones, a preeminent leader in the field of seismology, who is retiring 
from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
   Dr. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chinese Language and 
Literature, with a minor in Physics, graduating Magna Cum Laude from 
Brown University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics from the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
   Dr. Jones has worked for the US Geological Service for the past 
thirty-three years. During her time at the USGS, she has served in 
various capacities, most recently as Science Advisor for Risk 
Reduction, Natural Hazards Mission. In this position she leads long-
term science planning for natural hazards research, and directs the 
Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) Project, which uses USGS 
science to help communities at risk for natural disasters. Lucy is also 
a Visiting Research Associate at the prestigious California Institute 
of Technology Seismological Laboratory, a position she has held since 
1983. Prior to serving as Science Advisor for Risk Reduction, Dr. Jones 
created, led and was Chief Scientist for the Multi Hazards 
Demonstration Project (MHDP), whose landmark programs included the 
Great ShakeOut, an emergency public preparedness program which has been 
adopted throughout the state of California, and the Southern California 
Debris Flow Warning System, in partnership with the National Weather 
Service. Lucy was also a scientist on the USGS Earthquake Hazards Team 
for many years, including serving as Scientist-in-Charge for Southern 
California from 1998 to 2006.
   In addition to her work with the USGS, Dr. Jones is a member of the 
California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council, which advises the 
Governor of California. She served as seismic safety advisor to Los 
Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, raising awareness about the city's need 
for greater earthquake preparedness. Lucy also served as Commissioner 
on the California Seismic Safety Commission. Author of multiple 
scientific papers on seismic research with a primary focus on 
earthquake hazard assessment and foreshocks, Dr. Jones has often 
testified before the United States Congress on various public safety 
seismic matters. Lucy has been the recipient of many awards, including 
Woman of the Year from the California Science Center, the Shoemaker 
Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Communication from the USGS, 
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's Women Making History Award, the Alquist 
Award from the Earthquake Safety Foundation and the Meritorius Service 
Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
   Dr. Jones lives in Pasadena, with her husband Dr. Egill Hauksson, 
who is a fellow seismologist and a Professor at Caltech, and they have 
two children, Sven and Niels.
   Dr. Lucile M. (Lucy) Jones will leave a scientific legacy that will 
be appreciated for generations to come. I ask all Members to join me 
today in honoring her for over three decades of exemplary public