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Christine A. Goulet

Executive Director for Applied Science

Expertise: applied seismology, earthquake engineering, ground motions, site response, seismic hazard
About Me Publications
Christine Goulet is the Executive Director for Applied Science at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). In that role, she acts as the science lead and technical integrator for large-scale collaborative projects involving diverse disciplines related to earthquake hazard and risk. Her work and research interests are in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering and applied seismology in the context of performance-based design, with a focus on ground-motion modeling, structural response to ground motions and seismic hazard analysis.

Dr. Goulet studied Geological Engineering in Canada and obtained her Ms. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from UCLA where she developed a graduate course on ground-motion characterization for engineers. Before joining SCEC in 2015, she co-led the NGA-East Program at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research center (PEER), the largest ground-motion modeling project conducted in the U.S. Prior to that, Dr. Goulet has worked as a consultant for several engineering and seismology projects.

SCEC Participation

Current Roles

SCEC Mentor (2020, 2022 - Present)
SCEC Executive Director for Applied Science (2018 - Present)
SCEC Executive Committee, Member (2017 - Present)
SCEC Staff (2015 - Present)
SCEC Science Planning Committee, Group Co-Leader (2014 - Present)

Past Roles

SCEC Advisory Council, Managing Coordinator (2020 - 2022)
SCEC Executive Director for Special Projects (2015 - 2018)