M.S., Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, UC Berkeley
B.S., Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Why did you go into structural engineering?
After experiencing the 2001 Nisqually earthquake first-hand, I was amazed at the power of earthquakes and the possibility that buildings and structures could be designed to withstand them. I think seismic design is fascinating and it is rewarding to be a part of a field that aims to save lives and prevent destruction.
Little Known Fact
I love spending time outside – hiking, running, climbing, anything! Before beginning my career as an engineer, I was a trip leader for multi-day sea kayak expeditions for teens in the San Juan Islands.