Catalina is a Ph.D. student working under the direction of Dr. Jamie E. Padgett. She obtained both her M.S. and B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. Her research interests include the application of probabilistic methods to assess risks under extreme hazard events, performance-based analysis of coastal structures, community resilience under climate change, and the interaction of built-, natural-, and social-systems. In her free time Catalina enjoys taking long walks, reading, and writing.
Climate change impacts on the built-environment and communities in coastal regions Resilience of coastal structures Probabilistic analysis of hurricane-induced waterborne debris Performance-Based Engineering (PBE)
Honors & Awards
2020 NSF PIRE fellow
2019 Second place in the student paper competition, Coastal Structures Conference, Hannover, Germany