FORA.tv Speaker - Elizabeth Hausler
Elizabeth Hausler, founder of BuildChange, earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in environmental science from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. in general engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a 2004 Echoing Green Fellow, a 2006 Draper Richards Fellow, a 2009 Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar to India in 2002-2003. She is a skilled brick, block, and stone mason and has lectured on sustainable, disaster-resistant construction in eight countries. She served on the 2002-2003 National Research Council committee to develop a long-term research agenda for earthquake engineering, which successfully put the earthquake engineering issues that plague developing countries on the agenda. Before graduate school, she spent five years in the engineering consulting industry, working for Peterson Consulting LP in Chicago and Dames & Moore in Denver, Colorado. In 2006, she was featured by ABC World News Tonight for her work rebuilding houses in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo courtesy of Forrest Lanning.
11.04.10 | 01:35:26 min
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