Brennan Bean, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, is an assistant professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Brigham Young University - Idaho, and a PhD in Mathematical Sciences from Utah State University. Brennan’s primary research interests are in applied spatial statistics, including the estimation and mapping of design snow loads. He was the lead researcher on the ASCE funded effort to update the ground snow load geodatabase for ASCE 7-22 and was previously part of state-level snow load studies in the Utah and Washington. He is one of a (likely) small group of people who are simultaneously members of the ASCE and the American Statistical Association.