Federal University of Espírito Santo
Katarena holds a Bachelor’s (2016) and Master’s (2018) degree in Hydrology from the University of Arizona, where her work focused on the hydrologic characterization of the Landscape Evolution Observatory at Biosphere 2. She currently works at the Institute for Climate Studies (IEC) at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) in Brazil, where she is leading a team to build an environmental database and web platform for the state of Espírito Santo. Her current interests revolve around understanding how climate change will affect hydrologic extremes in urban regions. Katarena also enjoys collaborating on projects that bring awareness and solutions to the lack of diversity in the geosciences and likes to find ways of making science more accessible to everyone. During her free time, you will probably find her baking something she’s craving, trying to grow a green thumb, or relaxing at the beach.