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About Me

Professional Summary

Born & raised in Albany, NY, Maya E. Carrasquillo (she/her/hers) is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is the Principal Investigator of the Liberatory Infrastructures Lab (LiL) at the University of California, Berkeley. The mission of LiL is to develop systems of critical infrastructure that supports liberation and restorative justice for all. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of South Florida. Her research has primarily studied the intersections of stormwater management, environmental justice, and complex hydrosocial systems, particularly focusing on historically underserved communities to develop a conceptual framework for equitable decision-making. Her work employs mixed methods approaches including GIS, and qualitative methods which emphasize community engagement, ethnography, and co-creation of design solutions for critical infrastructure. Dr. Carrasquillo is a Huelskamp Faculty Fellow which recognizes a promising new assistant professor in UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering for their innovative research. She is also the faculty director of UC Berkeley’s new initiative for Community Engaged Education in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE^2). Dr. Carrasquillo is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) and EcoDistricts Accredited Professional (EcoDistricts AP).

Skills & Expertise

Urban Stormwater Management  & Green Infrastructure

Food, Energy, Water Systems (FEWs)

Equitable Decision-Support Tools

Systems Thinking    

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis 

Community Engaged Research

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Management Consulting  

Strategic Problem Solving

Creative Writing 

Motivational Speaking

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