Grace Kang

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

Grace Kang is director of communications at Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, where she is focused on the interface between earthquake engineering research and technologies and their applicability to industry and community decision-making. Kang is a licensed structural engineer in California with over 30 years experience with seismic design and retrofit of buildings and non-structural elements. She is former President of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC), and she is a Fellow at the state level Structural Engineers Association of California as well as at SEAONC. Her interest of the impact of natural hazards on the built environment has evolved from the micro level of individual facilities’ performance to the macro level of systems, their interdependencies, and the impact on community resilience.