Veronica Cedillos

Applied Technology Council

Veronica Cedillos is an associate director of projects at the Applied Technology Council in Redwood City, California. She is a licensed civil engineer in the State of California and much of her structural engineering experience has been on managing projects focused on reducing the impacts of natural hazards. She has managed various earthquake and tsunami risk mitigation projects in several countries, including major projects in Armenia, Haiti, Indonesia, Peru, and the United States, and has participated in post-earthquake investigations following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2009 Padang earthquake, and 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Cedillos has experience managing and working with interdisciplinary groups, including universities, government, international agencies, and non-profit organizations. She has led several school earthquake safety projects and is an active member of the executive committee of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute School Earthquake Safety Initiative. She holds a master's degree in structural engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.