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Committee Members

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Members of the YMC are active participants in the earthquake engineering community, representing varied areas of expertise, employment sectors, and regions internationally. Members of the YMC donate their time to help shape the future of earthquake engineering. We value ideas from all members and strive to maintain an inclusive and collaborative environment. Committee members are academics and professionals, less than five years removed from their most recent degree (BS, MS, or PhD) or younger than 35 years in age.

Current YMC Chairs

Diane MougDiane Moug is an Assistant Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at Portland State University. She earned her Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2017. Her research focuses on improving methods for characterizing and mitigating geotechnical earthquake hazards. Diane is a past co-president of the Student Leadership Committee and is looking forward to continuing younger member initiatives for EERI.


Dustin CookDustin Cook is an NRC post-doc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dustin has worked on research problems such as quantifying the response of irregular buildings, benchmarking performance-based earthquake engineering methods against empirical data, and developing methods and metrics to quantitatively assess buildings performance in terms of post-earthquake functional recovery. Dustin is a big believer in multi-disciplinary teamwork and empowering younger members to play active roles in improving society and the built environment..


Jack EnglishJack English is a Structural Designer at Holmes US in their San Francisco office. He earned a dual degree M.S. in Civil Engineering and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained a dual B.S./B.A. degree in Civil Engineering and Political Science from Case Western Reserve University in 2018. He has experience in both policy and engineering, including from the U.S. House of Representatives, Amtrak, and the Forest Service. He currently serves on the EERI Public Policy & Advocacy Committee. A native of San Francisco, Jack seeks to improve resilience implementation across levels of government by bridging the gap between policy development and engineering.


General Committee Roster

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