Elmira Wan
United States Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, California 94025

Elmira Wan began her USGS career in 1985 in Menlo Park, CA. In 1990, she began working on the Tephrochronology Project and now oversees the Project and Laboratory. She received her B.A. in Geology from C.U.N.Y., Hunter College, and her graduate degree in Paleontology from U.C. Berkeley with emphasis on Cenozoic planktic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoceanography. She has conducted tephrochronologic and micropaleontologic research for multidisciplinary studies on marine, lacustrine, and terrestrial sites mostly from the Pacific margin and western U.S. She has also been involved in studies in the central U.S. to the Eastern Seaboard, in Central and South America, the Canadian Arctic, the Gulf of Aden, and El Kef, Tunisia.