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Research Expertise and Interest

infrastructure justice, food-energy-water systems, urban water infrastructure, equitable decision-making, environmental justice, community-engaged research/scholarship, community-based research partnerships, social justice research

Research Description

Maya Carrasquillo is an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the PI of the Liberatory Infrastructures Lab (LiL). Her research interests include sustainable and equitable urban water infrastructure, food-energy-water-technology systems (FEWs), community-engagement and citizen science in decision-making, and environmental and infrastructure justice. She is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP). She is also a College of Engineering Huelskamp Faculty Fellow.  She was previously a Management Consultant at Arcadis U.S. in Atlanta, GA.  She earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of South Florida in 2020 and her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015.

In the News

Berkeley Talks: Climate Displacement and Remaking the Built Environment

In Berkeley Talks episode 143, a panel of UC Berkeley experts discuss climate displacement — what it means to abandon places, the power dynamics between the Global South and the Global North, challenges for both the sending and receiving regions, and what needs to happen to address this fast-growing problem.
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