Prof. Nweke was invited to share his thoughts, insight, and research vision/efforts about seismic hazards and how they impact our infrastructure systems like roads, bridges, buildings, power supply conduits, water supply, and other lifelines. He also provides a description of his path to academia, the role of family and community, and how perseverance is key to building value as a researcher and engineer. The link to the podcast video is here. A link to the audio is here. Thank you to Jared M. Green for hosting the podcast and The Engineering Management Institute for providing the platform.