Ms. Misera applies her knowledge of fire protection engineering and fire science principles to the analysis of active and passive fire protection and life safety systems, and origin and cause investigation of residential, commercial, and industrial fires and explosions. Ms. Misera’s training and practice experience includes design of automatic sprinkler systems, building life safety systems, clean agent and foam systems, building smoke management systems, national, state, and local fire and building code compliance, risk analysis, fire modeling (FDS PyroSim), and occupant egress modeling (Pathfinder).
Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Misera was a graduate student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While at WPI, she conducted research on the thermomechanical properties of firehoses used by firefighters in high rise buildings using both tensile testing in elevated temperatures and finite modeling.
Ms. Misera’s undergraduate work at Worcester Polytechnic Institute was in structural engineering with a focus in concrete and steel beam design, construction management, and structural analysis.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2018
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2016
Misera A, Olijnik T. Thermomechanical Performance of Fire-Hose Materials. Major Qualifying Project, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2016.
Dunham E, Hawks B, Lyles C, Misera A. Sustainable Movement: Developing a Mobile Environmental Education Curriculum for Rural Schools in Namibia. Interactive Qualifying Project, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2015.
International Association of Arson Investigators — IAAI (member)
National Fire Protection Association — NFPA (member)
Society of Fire Protection Engineers — SFPE (affiliate member)