Education

  • Ph.D – Civil Engineering, 2016
    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • M.S – Civil Engineering, 2011
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • B.S – Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, 2009
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, 2017 – present
    Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Honors & Awards

  • US Delegate, Intl. Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, Awarded by ASCE, Seoul KOR, 2017
  • Norman Medal, ASCE, Portland OR, 2016
  • Graduate Fellow in Earthquake Hazard Reduction, EERI/FEMA NEHRP, San Francisco CA, 2015
  • Best Graduate Student Presentation, SSA Eastern Section, Memphis TN, 2015
  • Best Graduate Student Presentation, SSA Eastern Section, Charleston SC, 2014
  • 1st Place, Graduate Student Paper Competition, EERI, Anchorage AK, 2014
  • 1st Place, Geo-Congress Student Poster Competition, ASCE Geo-Institute, Atlanta GA, 2014
  • 1st Place, Geo-Congress Student Poster Competition, ASCE Geo-Institute, San Diego CA, 2013
  • EAPSI Fellow, National Science Foundation, Washington DC, 2012
  • Via Fellow, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Syracuse University, 2011
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Graduate Study, Syracuse University, 2011
  • 1st Place, Nunan Graduate Research Symposium, Syracuse University, 2011
  • Industry Advancement Scholar, Intl. Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), Tucson AZ, 2009
  • Golden Transit Award, Syracuse University, 2006
  • Chancellors Scholar, Syracuse University, 2005-2009