4th year PhD Candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering
After retiring from a short career as a structural engineer, Karina is now designing and developing a sustainable fire resistant cement and concrete made from metakaolin (calcined kaolin clay) to minimize the carbon dioxide emissions. Karina served as the Communications Director from 2018-2019 and was the Vice President last year. She is continuing to serve as the Graduate student representative on the Lake Campus Design Committee and as a Graduate Student Sustainability representative. She is working on a variety of Sustainability initiatives on campus such as creation of the Graduate Student EcoReps program, Farmer’s Market Planning, Sustainable Events and furniture re-use schemes. This year, Karina is working to increase student involvement with the GSG and Princeton administration (through Thursday Happy Hour Events!), as well as providing opportunities for students to volunteer, build community, and enhance the graduate student experience.
Pronouns: she, her, hers