Christine Goulet is the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Science Center. Her work and research interests are in the field of applied seismology with an aim to improve hazard assessment and positively impact societal resilience.
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. She then worked as a consultant for several engineering and seismology projects. She joined the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research center (PEER) in 2010 where she co-led the NGA-East Program, the largest ground-motion modeling project conducted in the U.S. to date. Joining the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) in 2015, she led the science and integrative activities for large-scale collaborative projects involving diverse disciplines that feed into earthquake hazard and that make extensive use of high-performance computing. Dr. Goulet served on several professional committees and boards, including for the Seismological Society of America and its Eastern Section.