Photo courtesy of J. Stewart

UCLA civil and environmental engineering alumnus Dr. Christine Goulet has been named Director of the USGS Earthquake Science Center. In this position, Goulet will lead wide-ranging research and implementation teams in the general area of earthquake risk reduction. Previously, Dr. Goulet served as the Executive Director for Applied Science of the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Goulet was advised by professor Jonathan Stewart until she received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2008.