Erin Santini Bell is a professor and department chair of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Her research expertise is in the area of structural health monitoring and bridge condition assessment, including structural modeling, instrumentation, field testing and performance, and remaining life prediction. She has enjoyed an interdisciplinary research collaboration to enhance the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, NH to support a structural health monitoring system, a renewable energy installation, and STEM education. Dr. Bell holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree and a doctorate in structural engineering from Tufts University. She lives in Rowley, MA with her husband, her son, Owen, and her daughter, Allie.