Sanaz Rezaeian, Ph.D., is a research structural engineer with the Geologic Hazards Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Golden, CO. There she serves as a co-leader of the Engineering & Risk project, collaborating with the National Seismic Hazard Modeling project and external partners to quantify and reduce the impacts from earthquakes on the built environment. She has been with the USGS over ten years as has served on several committees focused on development of construction codes including the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) seismic subcommittee, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way (AREMA), and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). She earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, has experience as a design engineer, and completed a postdoctoral appointment with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) center and a Mendenhall Fellowship with the USGS.