Sherilyn Williams-Stroud is a Research Scientist, Structural Geologist, at the Illinois State Geological Survey/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her areas of expertise include structural and fracture analysis and modeling for energy production, with a specialization in microseismic data interpretation and induced seismicity. She received her MA and PhD from The Johns Hopkins University and her BA from Oberlin College and has over 30 years of experience doing research in government and industry. In addition to teaching industry short courses, she has held adjunct positions at the University of Houston, California State U. Los Angeles and Northridge, and has been a full-time faculty member at Whittier College. She is an active member of several professional organizations and has been an AAPG Visiting Geoscientist since 2014. She served for 4 years as a member of the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, and continues to pursue integrating the pursuit of scientific knowledge related to induced and natural earthquakes with translating that knowledge to real understanding by the general public.