About

I am an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Materials, and Environmental Department at the University of Illinois Chicago. I am passionate about improving people’s quality of life by increasing the level of service received from infrastructure and ensuring access to critical infrastructure systems. My research interests include infrastructure system management during uncertain contexts (e.g., disasters, pandemics) and improving the level of water services received by end-users (e.g., water access in underserved communities). I take a systems thinking approach, involving both qualitative and quantitative methods, to understand complex problems at the intersection of technical, social, and natural systems.

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Education

2018- 2021

The University of Texas at Austin

Doctorate of Philosophy in Civil Engineering 

Aug 2021
Specialization: Sustainable Systems, Construction Engineering & Project Management, Water Resources Engineering
Certificate in Engineering Education

2017-2019

The University of Texas at Austin

Masters of Science in Civil Engineering
Specialization: Sustainable Systems

2013- 2017

The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with High Honors  Business Foundations Certificate
Study Abroad, Freiburg, Germany

Awards, Scholarships and Grants