Claudia Baroni serves as the Administrator for the Quake-Catcher Network. She is also involved with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Wave Physics Lab at Stanford.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Claudia graduated with a degree in journalism and worked in TV Production and radio before moving into the Public Relations world. She has been in the United States since 1999, and at Stanford for seven years.
An avid runner, Claudia manages the financial side of QCN, from the grant proposals to the e-commerce website. Bilingual in Portuguese and English, and capable in Spanish and Italian, she enjoys communicating with students throughout the United States, and vendors across the globe because, it is an amazing opportunity to peek into other places around the world.
Quakes & Aftershocks
What is the focus of your current work?
I handle proposals, manage distribution and make sure that the money is being well spent. Now we are organizing summer efforts to hire 20 students to install 300 sensors throughout the Bay Area.
What fascinates you about earthquakes?
Itâs a big surprise. I was with my family at home on our top floor when I felt my first earthquake. It was a 5.2. We felt it suddenly. Not knowing when itâs going to strike makes even the small quakes a thrill.
How does your office help QCN to grow?
We are working closely with the Stanford legal and other licensing departments to cover the issues necessary for QCN and the early alert system to grow around the world.
What are your impressions of working at Stanford?
I love working at Stanford. It is a wonderful place to be part of, and such a wonderful community with cultural diversity, educational diversity and so many smart people here.