Bio


Omar Issa is a first-year graduate student in the Structural Engineering & Geomechanics Program (SEG). His current research interests lie in the field of performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) within the context of urban resilience.

Honors & Awards


  • SEAOSC Foundation Scholarship, Structural Engineering Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) (2020)
  • Muriel K. and Robert B. Allan Scholarship, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (2020)
  • Undergraduate Student Paper Award, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) (2019)

Education & Certifications


  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Civil Engineering (2020)