Research Expertise and Interest

urban water infrastructure, green infrastructure, food-energy-water nexus, sustainable urban systems, environmental justice, social justice, critical race theory, community engagement, equitable decision-making, interdisciplinary engineering, workforce development, K-12 math and science education

Research Description

Maya Carrasquillo is an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the PI of the JEDI (L)ab. Her research interests include sustainable and equitable urban water infrastructure, food-energy-water systems (FEWs), community-engagement and citizen science in decision-making, and environmental/social 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.

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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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