Gari Mayberry ’97

Gari Mayberry ’97 was the subject of an EARTH Magazine article for her work with the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP), the world’s only volcano crisis response team, which is made up of what EARTH writer Bethany Augliere described as “a small group of U.S. volcanologists that works around the world to prevent eruptions from becoming disaster.” Since its inception, VDAP has responded to more than 30 major volcanic crises. Mayberry is also the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Geoscience and Natural Hazards Advisor. She studied geology at Wesleyan, and earned her master’s degree from Michigan Technical University.