Grace Parker is a Research Geophysicist at the USGS Earthquake Science Center.
My primary research focus is earthquake ground motion characterization, with a special interest in seismic site response. I develop models to estimate where and how much shaking occurs during earthquakes. These models can be used in applications like seismic hazard analysis, earthquake early warning, and aid in understanding how ground shaking is connected to physical earthquake processes like fault rupture and seismic wave attenuation.
2022- Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
2019-2021 Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey
2014-2018 Graduate Student Researcher and TA, UCLA Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
Education and Certifications
2018 PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA
2014 B.S. Applied Geophysics, UCLA
Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Highest Honors