Victoria Hutchison is a Research Project Manager at the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of NFPA, where she plans, manages and facilitates research in support of the NFPA mission. At the Foundation, her research is focused on the risks associated with emerging hazards and technologies, the reliability and effectiveness of safety systems and other relevant fire and life safety related issues. Victoria is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her B.S. in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology and her M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering, respectively. She also has experience at a fire protection engineering firm where she focused on fire protection system design and engineering analyses for commercial and residential properties. Victoria is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and an associate editor for the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering.