Abbie Liel is an associate professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. She earned undergraduate degrees in civil engineering and public policy at Princeton University. She started her graduate studies in the United Kingdom on a Marshall Scholarship, where she received a MSc in civil engineering and a MSc in building and urban design and development. Liel did her PhD at Stanford University, under the guidance of Professor Gregory Deierlein, focusing on collapse risk of older non-ductile concrete frame structures. At CU, she has worked on problems related to performance of concrete buildings, snow loads on structures, and flood damage in the 2013 Boulder, Colo., floods. She recently received the Shah Family Innovation Prize from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.