Dr. Salina Yong is a Specialist Geomechanical Engineer based in Knight Piésold’s Vancouver office. She is a geotechnical engineer with graduate degrees in geotechnical engineering (University of Alberta) and engineering geology (ETH Zurich). Specializing in geomechanics, her expertise lies in stability assessments of slopes and underground excavations, damage characterization, and in-situ stress determination. Her experience includes numerical modelling and developing representative engineering models from field and laboratory data. Her consulting background spans geotechnical failure analysis to rock mechanics research for underground mining and nuclear waste storage.